Tears for Pandora? SAVE THE STREAMS

March 17, 2007


A recent decision by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is stirring cries in the tech community. “It’s utterly ridiculous,” said Pandora Founder Tim Westergen in a post on blog.pandora.com.

The CRB released a revised internet radio fees last week. It is univerally believed that the RIAA has effectively convinced the board to establish internet radio as a non-viable business. Under the fees, internet radio stations would have to pay heavy fees for typically free to user services.

Pandora screenshot

Pandora, part of the Music Genome Project, itself has 50 million listeners.

“We need your help,” Westergen ended.

We at ViM3.com support Internet radio stations like Pandora and we hope you do to. If you don’t already take advantage of internet radio, we suggest you take a look.

Find out how you can help at savethestreams.com

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