David vs. Goliath – the Net Radio Version

Thanks to Pitchfork for running a story about the possible demise of net radio. As it stands right now, royalties for internet radio stations in the U.S. are set to rise in mid-July to such an exorbitant rate that only the big companies will be able to afford to pay, putting the little indies, the stations that introduce us all to the great and the unusual and the new, out of business.

This is yet another example of the corporate music industry not understanding that it is slowly killing itself. If small radio stations prosper then people hear records they wouldn’t otherwise hear and they maybe go out and buy them. If these stations die off, then people aren’t going to turn to the big corporate stations, they’re going to start downloading more tracks and once they’ve downloaded them are probably less likely to buy the CDs.

In any case, it’s a travesty because it’s the small indies who set the trends and who turn us on to the best stuff. So, go register your disapproval with Savenetradio.org and help them keep the rates at their current level.

6 Responses to “David vs. Goliath – the Net Radio Version”

  • James Says:

    It’ll be blogs next, you know.

  • JustHipper Says:

    You ain’t kidding….

    Normally I see reposting stuff from Pitchfork as a huge waste of time as everybody reads it anyway, but the more this sort of nonsense gets brought to people’s attention the better.

    Congrats on your Wikipedia fame, BTW.

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