The future of streaming: Only for the rich?

I’ve been reading a few articles this past few weeks to do with Internet radio royalty fees going up for stations on the Internet.

>> This being one of them < <

Some station owners are paying as little as $23.50 a month to licence their streams at the moment and it’s those broadcasters who are going to be affected by any rise in royalty payments.

Under the WSA which expires this year the SoundExchange portion of royalties would be around $60-$90 a month.

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Pirate V’s Legal

Certain people in the Internet radio community reckoned I ran a pirate radio station & some people also reckon that I have done work for pirate stations in the past.

Nope completely wrong on all counts!

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The stations I’ve worked for in the past were all legit and above board.

When it comes to streaming a station I’ve only ever streamed music for me to listen to via a private internal shoutcast server.

What really gets my back up on this subject is the fact that there are so many stations listed on various radio guide websites who have never owned a licence to stream.

Some of those stations have been going over 14 years.

I won’t name names but you just know a pirate station on the Internet when you come across one.

No one seems to pull them up about not being legal.

I am still streaming my music via a private server and I intend to carry on doing so.

Now piss off and find someone else to harass!

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