Did you notice the Save Net Radio ad in the top corner of I Rock Cleveland? Long story short, the CRB (Copyright Royalty Board) has put in place new roayalty rates for internet radio that will likely force your favorite streaming station out of business. A coalition of broadcasters and independent labels had attempted to appeal this decision. Yesterday, they were turned down. While I am in favor of artists and labels getting their fair share for their music, these new rates go beyond fairness to the point where independent broadcasters will be forced silence their stations. The only broadcasters that will be able to survive these new rates will be the large media congolomerates. You don’t need me to tell you that terrestrial radio has turned into a wasteland. We can’t let the same thing to happen to net radio.
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