The Copyright Royalty Board is attempting to destroy the online broadcasting business. This article describes the absurd rate increases that are being imposed on online broadcasters.
It’s clear that the traditional music business is feeling very threatened by the Internet, and their plan to raise royalty rates to rediculous heights is obviously designed to destroy online broadcasting of copyrighted music. The article says that traditional broadcasters had “no comment,” which speaks volumes. It’s apparent that big music copyright holders are trying to shore up the long-term stranglehold of control that traditional broadcast of copyrighted music has on the distribution and performance of their music.
More than ever, the podsafe music movement is really the best direction for everyone concerned, including musicians.