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|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] internet radio
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Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2009 15:29:09 -0400
From: Ron Guerin
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Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] internet radio
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Ruben Safir wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 08, 2009 at 01:11:37PM -0400, Ron Guerin wrote:
>> Ruben Safir wrote:
>>> On another note, the music industry has buckled on the issue of
>>> royalites to the online radio business and negotiated a much cheaper
>>> royalty than Congress awarded them.
>> I saw this also, and it looks like the big boys cut themselves a deal
>> they can live with. Anyone hear from the small time operators that are
>> the ones that really matter and are least likely to get a deal they can
>> survive with?
> The Law fundementally sucks, and turning it over would be the better solution.
> Charles Rangel has been mentioned as a supporter against royalities for the
> traditional radio and might be a good target to reverse this stupidity.
I'm just speculating that the small operators are not jumping for joy.
I think it's a pretty safe bet. I guess I'll hear about it one way or
the other soon.