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Man in a van
2016-02-25, 08:45
https://www.facebook.com/RadioParadise/posts/10153154521241580

and

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-u-s-senate-save-net-radio-we-need-your-help-to-petition-congress-100-000-stations-will-perish

SlimChances
2016-02-25, 09:14
https://www.facebook.com/RadioParadise/posts/10153154521241580

and

https://www.change.org/p/u-s-house-of-representatives-u-s-senate-save-net-radio-we-need-your-help-to-petition-congress-100-000-stations-will-perish


What a farce. Sign the petition!

garym
2016-02-25, 12:34
What a farce. Sign the petition!

Agree. I signed. I knew about this change and it seemed to be a potential disaster for anyone that loves internet radio.

slimfast
2016-03-01, 09:01
Something like this killed the Last.fm streaming service, IIRC. Last.fm was my most listened-to service on the Squeezebox and enabled me to discover much fantastic music, which lead to me buying quite a few albums I would otherwise never even have heard of.

The greed of the corporates knows no bounds, it would seem. They will end up killing their own market through squeezing every last bit of revenue out of it.

Mnyb
2016-03-01, 09:25
Voted on the petition , I'm not US citisen so who knows if it counts (probably not )

garym
2016-03-01, 10:33
Something like this killed the Last.fm streaming service, IIRC. Last.fm was my most listened-to service on the Squeezebox and enabled me to discover much fantastic music, which lead to me buying quite a few albums I would otherwise never even have heard of.

The greed of the corporates knows no bounds, it would seem. They will end up killing their own market through squeezing every last bit of revenue out of it.

yes, this could lead to the "ClearChannel" effect on online radio (i.e., death of most enjoyable radio, replaced with crappy playlists of mainstream hits!), including independent stations that also stream on the internet. I'd hate to lose internet streaming of WWOZ, WFUV, WBGO, WDVX, and pure online like RadioParadise.com. But its a real possibility as most small stations or internet only can't possibly afford the royalty rates for internet broadcasting without a "small entity" exception with much lower rates.

This could create the same wasteland for internet radio as we currently have in the United States for on-air radio.