Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Save Internet Radio
A huge part of the Internet will go silent today, as many online music broadcasters shut down to protest a plan that will dramatically increase the royalties they pay to recording companies and musicians.
Just like the opposition from the NAB to the merger of XM and Sirius, the record labels try to keep some of their power intact by building huge walls, trying to keep innovators our. Sure, Yahoo!, MSN and other major players in the streaming business have big wallets to keep their operations profitable. The vital part of the streaming industry, the small companies with 100-200 listeners will be the big losers. That's the real problem and I will call my representatives today to share my opinion with them.
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