Tag Archives: Music Royalties

Royalty Rate Threat Averted!

For DJ’s who play music in Second Life and have been worried about the Roaylty CRB decision, congratulations, we are saved! A lot of political pressure and support to campaigns such as SaveNetRadio have really helped the recent decision of … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Worse: Internet Broadcasting Alternatives – Part 3

With the deadline till the royalty rates for Internet broadcasters nears, I’ve been covering the different options that are available say a deal does not get done. Some bad news was announced earlier today as the courts denied the ‘motion … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Worse: Internet Broadcasting Alternatives – Part 2

At the end of this week the new royalty rates for broadcasting music gets implemented by the CRB. While there is an effort to prevent these new, oppressive rates from going into effect (and effectively destroying a lot of Internet based radio). This week I decided to take a look at the alternatives for Internet Radio, especially for those who DJ in Second Life where the market place is not as lucrative for DJ’s. Today, I want to focus on another method that makes it viable to play artists music, and for free, and that is by acquiring direct permission. Continue reading

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Preparing for the Worse: Internet Broadcasting Alternatives – Part 1

With the deadline for the increased royalty rates looming, I wanted to focus on alternative ways to keep Internet Broadcasters alive. This series I will run thoughout this week and will focus on Internet Broadcasting Alternatives. While this article may seem damning in the fight over Royalty Rates and fees that were imposed by the Copyright Review Board earlier this year. I feel that it is better to be prepared rather than caught off guard. Even if a resolution to the excessive royalty fees are made, the alternatives that I will highlight can only enhance current Internet Broadcaster options. If you want a full recap of the CRA decision and it’s fall out, the Broadcast Law Blog, the Radio and Internet Newsletter, and the SaveNetRadio.org group have done a great job in covering the issues. In this post I want to focus on IODA Promonet. Continue reading

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Ineternet Radio Day of Silence!

SaveNetRadio.orgIn about 18 Days, Internet Radio will die because of the new Internet Royalty Rates that were decided by the Copyright Review Board (see Broadcast Law Blogs very good coverage here: here).

This not only effects radio stations, but also DJ’s, Second Life Club owners, and anyone who listens to music online. The new proposed fees will turn off a lot of radio stations (and have already shut down a few), and aggregation services such as Loudcity.

I would ask that anyone who cares about Internet Radio, please look at the Save Net Radio campaign, sign a petition, and support legislation that makes these royalty fees fair for broadcasters to continue to operate online. Continue reading

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Day of Silence June 26th, 2007

Announced on the Radio and Internet Newsletter, a Day of Silence for Internet Broadcasts has been announced to help draw attention to the rise in royalty rates for Internet Broadcasters.

Only June 26th, 2007, several web broadcasting stations, including KCRW.com, Live365, AccuRadio.com, and Loudcity, have announced their participation into this Day of Silence event. Continue reading

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Radio Broadcasting in Trouble

On Friday, I was informed of some disturbing news concerning Internet radio streaming and webcasting. The United States Copyright Board has made the decision to increase the royalty rates for streamed audio to the point where webcasters are not just … Continue reading

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