July 12, 2007
July 15th Looms Large for Internet Radio Royalties
Looks as if Internet radio is doomed to pay higher royalty rates as of Sunday. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a stay that would have prevented the new and higher rates from taking affect. While Congress has huffed and puffed, no legislation was passed that would have rolled back rates. All this despite hearings, legislative posturing, a radio dark day protest, and all the other dire warnings about how this affects the industry. Of course the easy way for listeners to get around this is to listen to foreign broadcasts. It's not as if stations out of Europe, Canada, or other places don't play popular music. Check out what's in rotation on the other side of the world. It could turn out to be more interesting than the stale play lists on Clear Channel.
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