Internet Radio Fairness Act Tag Archive

OPINION: An Internet Radio Service Weighs In On The Internet Radio Fairness Act

Posted December 7

Welcome to the O Music Awards guest writer series, a place where we hand the proverbial reins over to qualified writers/musicians/etc and let them share their thoughts about music, technology and more. Today’s guest blogger is Myxer CMO, Mike Carson.

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OPINION: What’s “Fair” in the Internet Radio Fairness Act?

Posted December 6

Welcome to the O Music Awards guest writer series, a place where we hand the proverbial reins over to qualified writers/musicians/etc and let them share their thoughts about music, technology and more. Today’s guest blogger is Jason Sigal, a DJ at the freeform radio station WFMU-FM, where he is former director of the Free Music Archive. He also writes music for Lame Drivers and plays bass in Home Blitz.

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Music & Tech Around The Web: Impending iTunes Release, Pandora’s Plight & More

Posted November 29

Happy almost-weekend, kids. Numb yourself to the pain of one more work/school day with some links.

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On The Internet Radio Fairness Act: Burn It All Down & Start Anew

Posted November 29

Welcome to the O Music Awards guest writer series, a place where we hand the proverbial reins over to qualified writers/musicians/etc and let them share their thoughts about music, technology and more. Today’s guest blogger is Jonathan Sexton, musician and co-founder of Artist Growth. This is the first part in a series of opinion pieces dealing with Pandora’s proposed “Internet Radio Fairness Act,” which would lower the royalty rates that Internet radio pays to artists. Currently, Internet radio pays the highest royalties, cable and satellite pay significantly less, and terrestrial radio pays nothing.

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So Bands Are Poor & Subscription Services Are Losing Money. What Now?

Posted November 15

The whole “How can bands make a living in the Internet age?” thing reached a fever pitch of late when Pandora turned to Congress to pass the Internet Radio Fairness Act in an effort to reduce royalty rates for Internet radio services. Bands, accordingly, lashed back — 100 fold — protesting Pandora’s efforts and stating that this move would seriously cut back on the royalties that bands rely on to survive. Cue the barrage of opinion pieces and raised ire on all sides — both music and tech. As of yet, however, no one seems to be offering any new solutions as to how this whole situation can be remedied — and therein lies the rub.

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