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I have requested termination of our royalties account at the end of our billing cycle and I've turned off our streams as of a few minutes ago.
Royalty rates are about to increase again to the point where it's just not going to be reasonable or affordable anymore. The labels have decided to kill off the little guy and our government has taken their side. We fought hard for and won the right to broadcast the last time this happened and we've hung on as long as we could this ti...me. I just can't do it again.
I just want to thank all the listeners that have tuned in and supported our DJ's over the years and a big thank you to all the DJ's that have ever added their voices to our station.
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Call or email your reps!
UPDATE! The new bill (HR 1733, known as the “Fair Play, Fair Pay Act”) is currently being discussed in DC! (It is before the sub-committee on “courts, intellect...ual property and the internet.”) RIGHT NOW is the time to contact your local congress representative to really make a difference!
You don’t need to take the time to write a long letter. Just email (or call) your congress representative with a short note requesting that the SMALL WEBCASTER AGREEMENT (of 2009) BE RESTORED FOR SMALL, NON-INTERACTIVE WEBCASTING.. Suggest that this may be written as an addition to HR 1733, or suggest that congress ask Sound Exchange to create a new Small Webcaster Agreement.
As a reminder: the essence of the Small Webcaster Agreement (SWA) is to allow small, non-interactive online radio stations to pay performance royalties as a percentage of their revenue – thus making it financially sustainable for small-scale hobby webcasting to continue. (Small independent stations keep niche music generas alive, and are often the only source of airplay for independent artists). Keep in mind that we want the SWA renewed for NON-INTERACTIVE webcasting (where listeners have no control over what they hear next , and is essentially like an AM or FM station that broadcasts over the internet instead of a tower), which is very different from INTERACTIVE/ON DEMAND streaming (where listeners can choose what to hear any on demand).
HR 1733 does indeed resolve some of the artists’ concerns with on-demand streaming royalties. We want to work TOGETHER with these artists, while asking the bill to be modified to include the Small Webcaster Agreement for non-interactive webcasting. (A good place in the bill to include small webcasters may be Section 5: “Special Protections for Small Broadcasters” ).
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We could shut down as early as next month under these new rates.