The first is the threat to internet radio in the form of drastically increased royalty fees being imposed by the government. Even big media such as NPR, CBS Radio Online, Air America as well as services like Live 365 are threatened by this. The new fee schedules will make it unfeasible for small internet broadcasters to operate at all and force the large ones out of it by making it too expensive.
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The other item is Bum Rush The Charts. It is an effort to make a statement on march 22nd as to the importance of new media and independent music by pushing one song, “Mine Again” by a band Black Lab to the top of the iTunes sales chart. For one day, everyone who wants to let the music industry know that independent music has clout can make a statement by buying that song.
The bulk of the proceeds from the sale of the song are being donated to scholarship funds.
- Buy at iTunes Music Store
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