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Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Internet Radio Equality Act

Like many people around the world, I enjoy listening to Internet radio. Internet radio gives me a chance to hear the music I want to listen to and also Internet radio is better at telling me what they are playing so it is easier for me to buy the music I like to listen to. I also pay to listen to Internet Radio on Live365 and some of this money goes to pay the royalties that the radio stations pay to the artist to play the music they play. I am more likely to buy the music I hear on the Internet because I do not have to look up who sings that song. And too many time on FM radio I am left wondering who was that singing. Plus did you know Internet Radio pays higher royalty rate that FM radio does though they make it easier for listeners like you and me to buy the music.

The Copyright Royalty Board has decide to raise the royalty rates that webcasters pay between 300 and 1200 percent over the next 5 years. This will cause many webcasters to go out of business and in the long run cost the artist money that Internet radio will generate thou royalty and album sales. I encourage you to join me and contact your Senators and Representative in the United States Congress and ask them to support the Internet Equality Act. To learn more please go to SaveNetRadio.org.