Topic / Online Radio

Net radio bill passes in House, stations get to live for another day

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The House of Representatives in the U.S. Congress have unanimously passed a bill that has been seen by the web radio stations as life or death. The new bill, The Webcaster Settlement Act, would now allow internet radio stations to negotiate with the music industry for a lower royalty rate than what was mandated by Congress last year. It was passed by the house by a voice vote on Saturday. […]

Pandora may be on verge of collapsing, founder says

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Pandora’s founder Tim Westergren has said that the popular web radio service, with 1 million listeners daily and a popular iPhone application, is on the brink of collapse. "We’re approaching a pull-the-plug kind of decision," he said to the Washington Post. "This is like a last stand for webcasting." This comes as web radio stations will pay music royalties higher than their satellite counterparts; with the terrestrial radio stations pay […]

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