Internet radio gets a second wind

The Digital Media Association and SoundExchange, collectors of royalty fees for record labels, have reached an agreement that will save internet radio for the time being.

Internet radio may be saved, for the time being. The Digital Media Association (webcasters) and SoundExchange (record royalty collectors) have reached an agreement to set the royalty cap at $50,000 per service and a minimum of $500 per channel. This is great news for the entire internet radio industry which has been on the brink of extinction over the summer. It is also absolutely a big victory for the SaveNetRadio Coalition who has been pushing Congress and SoundExchange to help keep internet radio in business. Lastly, it's great news for consumers. It would have been a tragedy to see great sites like Pandora, Last.fm, SHOUTcast, and Live365 go under because of royalty costs.

via Read/Write Web

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    Harrison Hoffman is a tech enthusiast and co-founder of LiveSide.net, a blog about Windows Live. The Web services report covers news, opinions, and analysis on Web-based software from Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, and countless other companies in this rapidly expanding space. Hoffman currently attends the University of Miami, where he studies business and computer science. Disclosure.

     

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