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Help Save Internet Radio

The music industry is at it again. On Friday March 2nd, the U.S. government (specifically, the Copyright Royalty Board, or “CRB”) announced the new royalty rates Internet radio webcasters must pay to license the music they play for the years 2006-2010 (the fees are retroactive). The issue is the disproportionate royalty structure that is well over the revenue generated for even the largest and most profitable internet radio sites.

Sites like Digitally Imported (di.fm) and Pandora (pandora.com) could not even begin to cover the fees that they would incur based on the new royalty rates. For an explanation and examples of how the royalties will work, check out the FAQ at SaveTheStreams.org.

What you can do…

Sign the online petition.

Send a message to your representatives in Congress.

Get PSAs and Banners, Spread the word!

Support your favorite internet radio site. (check out our Digitally Imported sidebar widget for WordPress)

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