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Spinny
08-14-2012, 08:48 PM
One of the better articles on this subject lately. Interesting and well written. The title of the article is:

Digital Music Broadcast Royalties:
The Case for a Level Playing Field

http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2012/8/07 music royalties technology villasenor/cti_19_villasenor.pdf
(http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2012/8/07 music royalties technology villasenor/cti_19_villasenor.pdf)

As an update to the above article, the RAIN newsletter today has an article about Brookings attempt to level the playing field:

http://www.kurthanson.com/news/brookings-wants-law-make-801b1-standard-all-non-interactive-digital-radio

Brutish Sailor
08-14-2012, 08:58 PM
+1 awesome reading.

Urban Hitz Radio
08-16-2012, 12:06 AM
Very interesting indeed. Quite a long read, but well worth it. I can only hope that small webcasters' rates will decrease over time, and that regular AM/FM's agreement will cease to be exempt from royalty rates. Level the playing field in 2012 going forward!