Internet radio

  1. Radio's 'Day Of Silence'

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Don't expect to tune into your favorite Web radio station today. Odds are they're off the air. That's because the Webcaster radio community is conducting a "National Day of Silence" to protest the Collective Royalty Board& ...

  2. KCRW Protests New Internet Royalties

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT KCRW 89.9, a Los Angeles radio station, will shut down its 3 internet radio webstreams on June 26 in protest of new internet royalty rates. The elevated rates were determined by the Copyright Royalty Board in March. Barring any changes, the new ra ...

  3. CBS Buys Last.fm For $280 Million

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CBS Corp. has acquired Last.fm for $280 million in cash. The deal, unveiled today, should significantly enhance the broadcast giant's online, mobile and social networking footprint, and enable it to explore synergies between the CBS Radio div ...

  4. Update: Small Webcasters Get A Break In Royalties

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange has offered a deal to small webcasters to lower the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board's decision in March. The offer would make the rates for streaming sound recordings roughly the same as those set by the Small W ...

  5. Fans Mourn Pandora

    May 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fans worldwide are mourning the loss of access to the popular Internet radio service Pandora, according to this International Herald Tribune story . Basically, it's another rehash of the ongoing Webcaster royalty rates debate, but with a slig ...

  6. Senators Introduce Webcaster Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, a Senate version of the Internet Radio Equality Act was introduced today as a companion to the House bill of the same name . The bills would vacate the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for sound recording ...

  7. SaveNetRadio Enlists Jazz Artists

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SaveNetRadio, a coalition formed after the Copyright Royalty Board set new webcaster royalty rates in March, has enlisted jazz legends, artists and educators to urge Congress to knock out the new rates . In a letter to House Judiciary chairman Joh ...

  8. Labels, Artists Move For Terrestrial Performance Right

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Record label and artist groups are gearing up to lobby Congress for a performing right over terrestrial radio. Sources say that the groups now laying the groundwork for the push are the RIAA, the American Assn. of Independent Music (A2IM), the Rec ...

  9. Bill Would Throw Out New Webcaster Rates

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A bill introduced in the House today (April 26) would change the recent webcaster royalty rates set for sound recordings by the Copyright Royalty Board. The stated purpose of the Internet Radio Equality Act, introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ...

  10. Internet Broadcasters Plan 'Day Of Silence'

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio supporters are planning a "day of silence" in protest over the new royalty rate structure recently upheld by the Copyright Royalty board. On May 8, all participating Webcasters will not air any content for the day. The ini ...

  11. Reciva Teams With RealMusic

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reciva Limited, the Cambridge, England-based Internet radio and digital media player specialist, has struck a partnership with U.S. audio streaming firm RealNetworks. Through the agreement, users will be able to access RealMusic through Reciva ...

  12. Judges Reject Webcasters' Requests

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday (April 16) when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists. A broad group of public and priva ...

  13. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Mobile Entertainment Renaissance The next issue of Billboard (dated March 31) will feature the first-ever top 10 list of artists who are doing the most innovative things in mobile entertainment. It's fascinating to see the broad ways ...

  14. France's SCPP Strikes Web Radio Deal

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French collecting society SCPP has reached an agreement with national online radio stations association France Webradios, covering the use of its label members' repertoire on small and medium Web radios in France. Web radio stations with annu ...

  15. Copyright Board To Rehear Positions On Webcaster Fees

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Webcasters are getting a second chance to make their case against the decision to raise royalty fees of Internet radio services. Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Scott Sledge issued a one-paragraph order Tuesday (March 20), granting a rehearing ...

  16. DiMA Joins Webcaster Rate Challenge

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Add the Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) to the parties challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for streaming sound recordings. The trade group today (March 19) filed a motion for a re-hearing with the CRB. ...

  17. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST PLUGGED: Videogame publishers like Electronic Arts and 2K Sports are becoming the music industry's best friends. They are coming up with more innovative ways to promote artists and their music than more traditional outlets like radio or MTV. ...

  18. Survey: Internet Expanding Musical Tastes, Boosting Industry

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Assn. released a new survey today (Jan. 3) showing that digital music consumers listen to more music, purchase and listen to more new music, talk more about music and attend more concerts since they first began listening to, or p ...

  19. Study: Web Radio Listening Up 50%

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Critical mass approaching among 18-34 year-olds. The percentage of Americans that regularly listens to Internet radio rose sharply this year to 12% (approximately 30 million listeners) up from 8% last year, according to a new study by Edison Media ...

  20. Artist Merchandiser, Major League Baseball Pact

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB.com to power Web backend for music co. In a melding of the sports and music worlds, artist licensing and merchandising company Signatures Network has formed a 50/50 partnership with Major League Baseball's online unit, MLB Advanced Media. ...

  21. Artist Merchandiser, Major League Baseball Pact

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB.com to power Web backend for music co. In a melding of the sports and music worlds, artist licensing and merchandising company Signatures Network has formed a 50/50 partnership with Major League Baseball's online unit, MLB Advanced Media. ...

  22. L.A.'s KROQ To Begin Streaming Live

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Station set to go live on the Web Feb. 6. Never before available to online radio listeners, CBS Radio KROQ (106.7) Los Angeles will begin streaming live on the Internet, starting Monday, Feb. 6. The launch is part of a major effort to expand the c ...

  23. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The debate over royalty rates for non-interactive webcasts is heating up. Two major groups -- one representing webcasters and one representing record labels and recording artists -- filed vastly diffe WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The debate over royalty ra ...

  24. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label/artists vs. webcasters. The debate over webcasting royalty rates is heating up. Two major groups-one representing webcasters, and one representing record labels and recording artists--filed vastly different recommendations with the new Copyr ...

  25. BMI Fiscal Numbers Jump In 2005

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New media licensing revenues increased by 114%. BMI this week posted revenues for the fiscal year 2004 -2005 of more than $728 million, an increase of more than 8.3% over the previous year. The revenues resulted in performance royalties to the per ...

  26. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of congressional subcommittee discussions. NEW YORK -- Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiatin ...

  27. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of Congressional subcommittee discussions. Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad fai ...

  28. SoundExchange Extends Digital Audio Royalty Deadline

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record companies and recording artists now have six more months to claim undistributed digital audio transmission royalties from SoundExchange for the years 1996-2000. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Record companies and recording artists now have six more mo ...

  29. P2P Radio Gets New Search

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mercora aims to catalog a world wide web streams. P2P radio pioneer Mercora has introduced a new Internet search tool - Mercora Music Search - dedicated to finding music being streamed anywhere and everywhere on the web. Mercora hopes to index the ...

  30. Big Radio Tunes In To Net's Frequency

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At a time when major entertainment conglomerates have focused on optimizing their Internet businesses, major radio station groups have been unleashing initiatives to push into the Web space with a new (The Hollywood Reporter) -- At a time when maj ...

  31. SoundExchange To Distribute Webcast Royalties

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange, the label/artist collection and distribution group, can now distribute $11 million in initial Webcast royalties from Oct. 28, 1998 through Dec. 31, 2004, now that the U.S. Court of Appe WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SoundExchange, the label/a ...

  32. Garageband Acts Score From MSN, Live365

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Partnerships lead to increased exposure. Garageband.com says deals with MSN and Live365 are leading to increased opportunities for priority-acts promoted by the emerging-artist service. Unsigned act Geoff Byrd, has seen a spike in both download sa ...

  33. Digital $$'s Stream In

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange, the label/artist royalty collection group, is sending out $6.5 million in sound-recording performance royalties to recording artists and record company copyright owners in its fall 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SoundExchange, the label/a ...

  34. Time Running Out For Artists' Digital Royalties

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The clock is ticking for musicians to register to claim their share of the initial batch of royalties collected from U.S. digital airplay via satellite radio, Internet radio and cable/direct TV radio. The clock is ticking for musicians to register ...

  35. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet radio roya WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Digital Media Assn. (D ...

  36. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet rad The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchan ...

  37. Live365 Launches Desktop Radio Player

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio network Live365 has launched Radio365, its new application-based player for the Windows and Macintosh platforms. Internet radio network Live365 has launched Radio365, its new application-based player for the Windows and Macintosh pl ...

  38. Live365, GarageBand Form Partnership

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters to have access to musicians' tracks. Internet radio network Live365 and online musicians community GarageBand.com have announced a plan under which hundreds of tracks will become available to Live365's broadcasting community ...

  39. House To Re-Examine DMCA Digital Royalty Issue

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House copyright panel will soon announce an oversight hearing to review a section of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that deals with the performance right for digital sound recordin WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House copyright panel wi ...

  40. Live365, Boys & Girls Club Link For Web Radio

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT YNet Radio allows club members to host stations. Internet radio network Live365 has teamed with the Boys & Girls Club of America to provide the latter's teenage members with an opportunity to create their own Internet radio stations. Live ...

  41. Live365 To Syndicate Latin Portal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio specialist Live365 has inked a distribution deal with Terra.com, an online portal aimed at U.S. Hispanics. Internet radio specialist Live365 has inked a distribution deal with Terra.com, an online portal aimed at U.S. Hispanics. Und ...

  42. Live365 To Syndicate Latin Portal

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio specialist Live365 has inked a distribution deal with Terra.com, an online portal aimed at U.S. Hispanics. Internet radio specialist Live365 has inked a distribution deal with Terra.com, an online portal aimed at U.S. Hispanics. Und ...

  43. Live365 To Offer Licensing To Its Webcasters

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio network Live365 has inked deals with rights societies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to offer discounted Internet licenses to select Live365 broadcasters. Internet radio network Live365 has inked deals with rights societies ASCAP, BMI and SES ...

  44. Live365 Inks Exclusive Advertising Deal

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online radio network Live365 has announced an exclusive agreement with Ronning Lipset Radio, an advertising representation company. Online radio network Live365 has announced an exclusive agreement with Ronning Lipset Radio, an advertising represe ...

  45. Live365 Partners With Radio & Records

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Internet radio network Live365 has entered a strategic partnership with Radio & Records, an information provider for the radio and music industries. The latter has launched the Live365-powered "Go Internet radio network Live365 has en ...

  46. Copyright Office Sets Webcaster Royalty Rates

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-awaited royalty rates for Web music broadcasts, ending a year-long process marked by legal and financial wrangling. Regulations published last Friday (Feb. The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-a ...

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