Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I go to listen to Pandora and. . .
. . .and I find that today the station is taking a day of silence to protest the recent results of RIAA lobbied arbitration rising fees for Internet radio. Most Internet stations from the looks of it are joining the protest as well. I don't know about the rest of you out there, but I certainly don't want to lose Internet radio stations, which often are a first place to listen to some good independent music, and for the most part are labors of love, just because the big bad RIAA wants to squeeze more money (nothing wrong with money per se, just the greed). They are urging listeners to take some time and contact their legislators to sponsor the "Internet Radio Equality Act." See below for information, then take a moment to contact your local legislators: