How many people listen to internet radio?
My regular radio stations have too many commercials and almost never play my favorite tunes. And, I'm too cheap to get satellite radio. So, I normally turn to my favorite online channels.
Lo and behold, I logged onto my favorite site yesterday, Live365.com and found out that beginning July 15th (retroactive to January 1, 2006), royalty rates for webcasters will go up 300% to 1200% which means many internet radio sites will go out of business.
Senators Ron Wyden and Sam Brownback have introduced legislation called the "Internet Radio Equality Act" which would prevent this from happening. To found out more on how you can help, go to SaveNetRadio.org
Okay, I'm getting off my soapbox now.