|FROM ||Ron Guerin
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] internet radio
|Elfen Magix wrote:
> May the Music Industry as it is die like MJ did.
> Sure, you can say good things about the music indiustry, but you can
> say a lot of bad things about it- just like MJ. (No offense to MJ or
> any of this fans.)
> A lot of internet radio station make squat on playing DJ programs. As
> far as I know, ther are more Internet Radio station hosting talk shows
> than there are those hosting music. Why should a Talk Show Internet
> pay rediculous fees for something they never use. Just because one
> operates a radio station on the internet from home does not mean that
> they are playing music! Or doing anything else that is illegal!
I'm not aware of talk stations having to pay royalties. That really
would be outrageous but wouldn't surprise me much. One of the problems
that I'm concerned about is that there were stations that were playing
music over which SoundExchange has no authority, and I think the
stations *do* have to pay SoundExchange for those. The other was that
the royalty rates made it impossible for small stations to remain
operational. I think it's still a big problem if there's a deal by
which only the big stations can survive. That would be a "tragedy of
the Internet" by mocking what's happened to traditional radio.