On July 15th, public radio station's streaming music could start to go dark. Like Don McLean proffered, it could really be the day the music died. Public Radio stations around the country are joining together to encourage our listeners to email their Congress People in support of HR 2060, the Internet Equality Act.
Links to give you More Information and a way to make your voice heard:
Tell Them Public Matters
Radio and Internet Newsletter
Save Net Radio
This Act would ensure that public radio can continue to do what we do best--bring you a wide variety of music that other radio stations just won't play...and to bring to you on line without cost.
The fees the Copy Right Royalty Board wants to impose on public radio will force many of us, including possibly WTMD, to turn our streams off. Please contact your Congressperson Today. Here is a list of Cosponsors--if your Congress person isn't on this list, please email them and ask to help save Internet Music by Co-sponsoring this bill
It's a big issue and our friends at KCRW have produced a very informative podcast to help us all understand what could happen. The Wall Street Journal has also printed an informative story on the situation. Please click on the tags below to see our other posts on Internet Music.