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Internet radio is about to get punched in the balls … again.

Internet radio is about to get punched in the balls … again.

I’ve written about how royalties have threatened Internet radio in the past. According to this Ars Technica article, it seems like the Sound Exchange is trying to drive nails in the coffins of my favorite Internet radio stations. Ars Technica discusses the awesome-o Pandora in particular, but the disproportionally high royalty fees will affect all […]

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Internet Radio Day of Silence

Internet Radio Day of Silence

Don’t freak out if you tune into SomaFM today and hear the San Francisco public transit system. Along with several other online radio stations, SomaFM is participating in a day of silence to demonstrate what Internet radio would be like if the increased Internet royalty fees are instated. While I’m going to miss Soma’s Groove […]

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Internet radio needs your help!

Internet radio needs your help!

I got an email message from SomaFM‘s General Manager, Rusty Hodge. Rusty is trying to oppose a new bill that will drastically increase the fees paid to the RIAA for Internet radio broadcasts. Sites like SomaFM used to pay a percentage of their income to the RIAA — in Soma’s case, 10% of their annual […]

SomaFM review
By September 11, 20050 Comments Read More →

SomaFM review

Way back before Netscape knew their 4.x browser line sucked and before they bought up Winamp and before they co-branded with AOL Instant Messenger, there was a great little streaming internet radio site called spinner.com. Spinner had dozens of streaming radio stations to listen to, most importantly to me, separate techno, ambient, electronica, and trance […]

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