Bush signs net radio act - allows small webcasters to survive

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President Bush changed the policy regarding internet radio stations, allowing small webcasters to negotiate with ‘SoundExchange’, the principal royalty…

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This is a step in the right direction. Artists should be getting more money considering the fact it is THEIRS. Still until I see more money being given to artists, I will still boycott!! Yea KaZaALite!!

Nice about time some changes were made, but it makes me wary that the fee would e “negotiable” i wonder what that means :stuck_out_tongue: But we’ll see how the small guys fare now. hopefully much longer now! I’m still waiting myself to see how these fees come back, if at all, to the musicians and their hard work.

cannot believe this! er presidentissimo bush :+ that steps once in the ‘right’ direction?!? let me find the gimmick: surely, in exchange of such a favor, all these minor webcasters/radios will have to cast 24/7 and -maybe- on demand just good old country music, to please the ears of da’ oh!so! texas iron man! :r :r