grifting { this totally flew under my radar

Fees for copyrights of internet radio went up...big time.

An overview here.

What does this mean? Quite a bit. For stations like MPR, it can mean they pay as much for their internet radio portions as they do for the airwaves. This means we will probably see the number of 'legal' internet radio sites drop dramatically, and many internet only radio stations disappear entirely.

I await the day when the recording industry, RIAA, the big labels and the shills in congress who support them disappear. More and more artists are realizing if they release their sutff on their own via the internet's tubes, and sell the CDs themselves, they not only have more control over their songs, but they get more money.

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