There’s an Internet radio station that Vicki listens to every day – www.beethoven.com. She loves it. Well, that may all become history, thanks to those fine upstanding folks in the RIAA. They’ve pushed through something that threatens to put small internet broadcasters out of business, and I personally feel that it um… sucks.
Get the details here: savenetradio.org
Internet radio is one of the few places independent artists can get airplay, since mainstream radio is not indy-friendly. (some have asked why I didn’t submit my CD to radio stations… simple answer: because they wouldn’t play it. Not casting stones at the folks I used to work for, but without turning this into a whole essay on how radio works, bottom line is it wouldn’t get played. Period.) And the RIAA is doing it’s usual wonderful work to insure that any money there is to be made off of music is going to be made by them.
Anyway, please check that site out, and if you feel as passionately as I do about having choices in music listening on the internet, take the time to write your representative or sign the petition. Thanks!