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Discussion in 'Feedback' started by Phillip, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. Fragglemuppet

    Fragglemuppet Well-Known Member

    Sorry Ed, Phill beat you to it.
  2. The Count

    The Count Moderator Staff Member

    Well... That depends on how you interpret it.
    Wasn't meaning to post the news here first before anyone else posted it, so it's not rully a matter of Phil beating me to posting this news item. In fact, I was posting here after reading the announcement he made so people would be alerted to the Day of Silence across all Live 365 stations should they pass over the thread started in the Announcements section.

    Hope this explains things a bit better.
  3. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    As of this past week, a group of Internet Radio Broadcasters (including Live365) have begun negotiations with SoundExchange to lower the new royalty rates that threaten to shut down all U.S.-based webcasters on July 15th. It's been reported that in a closed-door Congressional-led session, SoundExchange promised Congress that it would not initiate enforcement actions on July 15th provided that webcasters continued good faith negotiations.

    There is now hope that performers and musicians can continue to receive a fair royalty for their work and that Muppet Central Radio can hopefully continue to stay on the air. This isn't an ending. No deal is finalized and nothing is set in stone. It’s still more than likely that Live365 will be raising their rates to broadcasters, but hopefully with some changes to how we do things; Muppet Central Radio will be able to continue to broadcast for many years to come.

    We can still use your help to keep the heat turned up on SoundExchange until a settlement is signed, sealed, and delivered. Check out live365.com/choice for more info, addresses and phone numbers for your senators and representatives.
  4. stephenjlizard

    stephenjlizard Well-Known Member

    Dude, can you elaborate a bit?
  5. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    Here's an update on the Internet radio issues... negotiations haven't gone well to say the least. It looks like Congress may still have to get involved after Labor Day.


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