Today is the Day Of Silence for Internet radio stations, and we’re wondering how the Idolator readership is involving itself in the (in)action, which is protesting the high royalty rates for online radio that were set by the Copyright Royalty Board last spring. According to the radio industry newsletter RAIN, the SaveNetRadio site, which many of the participating broadcasters have been linking to, has been experiencing crippling delays from users who have been directed there, and switchboards on Capitol Hill have been lighting up with cries of protest. Meanwhile, the sites that aren’t participating, like last.fm, are taking some heat from listeners, and other observers are a bit skeptical about the whole protest. If any of you have contacted your legislators, please let us know in comments–especially if any sympathetic switchboard operators have been jonesing for their KEXP fix.
So, How Are You Enjoying The Silence?
June 26th, 2007 // 9 Comments