Apr 24, 2007

Save Internet Radio

It's sad that the government sets the price for copyright royalties in the first place, but a division called "Copyright Royalty Board" is raising the cost of internet radio songs to $.08 per song, per listener. This will put just about every internet radio station out of business.

If I were trying to sell music, I'd want exposure to new listeners every chance I could get. Internet radio is a great medium to find new fans, and the government is about to kill this channel before it ever really hits the big-time.

My assumption is that the big radio station owners are lobbying the puppets behind this, but whatever the cause, it should be stopped. Whether you listen to internet radio or not, you should do anything you can as a business owner OR consumer to keep the government out of free enterprise!


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