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Major Labels Sue Internet Radio Platform Radionomy for Copyright Infringement

Another major threat to small and medium sized internet radio stations has surfaced. As Torrent Freak first reported Tuesday, on February 26 four major recording labels filed suit in federal court against internet radio platform Radionomy, charging that the company engaged in copyright infringement. The plaintiffs–Arista Records, LaFace Records, Sony Music and Zomba Records–allege that […]

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Hear Eric and Paul on the Radio Free Culture Podcast

Cheyenne Hohman, director of the Free Music Archive, was the first guest on the Radio Survivor Podcast. She returns the favor by having podcast hosts/producers Eric Klein and myself on her own Radio Free Culture podcast. This is the first part of our conversation where we talk about about podcasting, webcasting, terrestrial radio, and how […]

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Negativland Releases “U2” Masters, Kasem Outtakes & All

In my memorial of Casey Kasem yesterday I mentioned Negativland’s infamous “U2” single that integrated into cover versions of the band U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” blooper outtakes of Kasem generally losing his cool while recording America’s Top 40. It turns out that Negativland is making their own tribute of sorts […]

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Copyright, stocks, and the Pandora mystique

Pandora fans (and presumably Pandora) breathed a sigh of relief on Friday when a federal judge left the music streamer’s copyright tithe percentage unchanged. From back in 2011 through next year (2015) Pandora must fork over 1.85 percent of its revenue to ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), which represent copyright holders. […]

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Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians

What would Paul Whiteman say about the Performance Rights Act?

The National Association of Broadcasters is happy today because five more members of the House of Representatives have announced their opposition to the Performance Rights Act, which would require over-the-air radio stations to pay musicians for broadcasting their recorded tunes. They’re now signators to the NAB backed Local Radio Freedom Act, a resolution that opposes […]

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