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Nicole Cifani

Is this a veiled ploy to hike royalty rates? Can't help but wonder how this will help or hurt small orgs and discovery-based startups. If the current model "hinders the growth of Internet radio businesses, platforms and entrepreneurs" hiking rates will only impede on innovation.


This is the polar opposite.
The royalties charged to internet radio are higher than airwaves or satellite to the point that many broadcasters would literally be incapable of paying to stream to any audience.

Or that is what I remember of these happenings. This has been an ongoing issue since before 2010.


Perhaps Clear Channel is the dark horse in the streaming music services race. They have the clout to address a lot of the business model issues. Look out Apple, Microsoft, Pandora and Rhapsody.

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