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SaveInternetRadio

Save Internet Radio - part two

review from ClifNotes, May 2007, permalink

 

I'm not sure how serious this really is, but I keep hearing that many of our internet radio stations could go out of business. Here's a quote from savenetradio.org.

 

The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will go bankrupt and silent on this date. Internet radio needs your help! The Internet Radio Equality Act has recently been introduced in both the House (H.R. 2060) and Senate (S. 1353) to save the Internet radio industry.

 

I recently received the letter below from Pandora, urging me to contact my U.S. State senators. If you are aren't a U.S. citizen, you can't help the same way, but you can still join the fight at www.savenetradio.org.

 

Hi, it's Tim again,

 

I wanted to thank you again for your extraordinary support in the fight to save Internet radio and Pandora. Thanks to the overwhelming number of calls you made, letters you faxed, and emails you sent, the Internet Radio Equality Act is fast gaining momentum in the House of Representatives (74 sponsors and growing). It's nothing short of remarkable for this to happen in such a brief period of time - almost unprecedented.

 

Last Friday a Senate version of the bill was introduced by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS): www.savenetradio.org/071510-wyden.pdf. This is a promising development, but we need your help again. I know we're asking a lot, but the stakes couldn't be higher and the fight is not over.

 

Please call the offices of your Senators and ask them to co-sponsor the Internet Radio Equality Act, S. 1353.

 

Find your U.S. State Senators

 

Visit www.savenetradio.org to keep up on our fight to save Internet radio. There are some powerful testimonials there from musicians who have found their audience through Internet radio.

 

We are deeply moved by your support. Thank you.

 

 

-Tim Westergren

(Pandora founder)

 

http://broadcaster.pandora.com/dm?id=E221B3D017A76A0F0850538C9F1A9589050542759970026E