Category Archives: SoundExchange

UPDATE: Torontocast Begins Geo-Blocking Listeners in the United States

I, too, thought about hanging it up after 17 and a 1/2 years of broadcasting.  But decided not to.  That’s is exactly what corporate broadcasters want…less competition.  So, we’re not going anywhere, anytime soon.    Continue reading

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BREAKING: TorontoCast to implement a geoblock on US listeners January 12 due to SoundExchange royalty demands.

  Earlier this week, SoundExchange, the internet arm of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), sent a letter via email to TorontoCast administrators that the company was in violation of copyright laws in the US because of royalties. They … Continue reading

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Save Internet Radio! Sign The Petition! Call Your Congressman!

…many more internet stations will find themselves incapable of paying even higher music licensing rates as a result of “listener spillover” from recently silent stations. It is a BAD situation which will eventually snowball into something much worse.” Continue reading

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Live365 Abrupt Shutdown Possibly Means The End Is Near

Driving on my way home, I received a notice from our Internet service provider, Live365.  Now I couldn’t read and drive, but I did see some disturbing information. “…some of our stations (Personal Broadcasters) will not be issued a new … Continue reading

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SoundExchange Forces Internet Radio Webcaster, "SWCast" To Shut Down

Last week, SoundExchange, the Internet arm of the Recording Industry Association of America, received help from the government in shutting down SWCast, an Internet radio webcaster, by enforcing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Citing the requirements in the DMCA, … Continue reading

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SoundExchange’s Leader John Simson Resigns

After 10 years at SoundExchange, executive director John Simson will leave the non-profit royalty collection group at the end of 2010. Simson was the organization’s first full-time employee in 2000 and will be stepping down to return to his “creative … Continue reading

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SoundExchange Explains The Large Amount of Money They’re Sitting On!

In response to the $200 million dollars in unclaimed royalties, SoundExchange is blaming it on I interpret it as “a procedural matter”. Speaking to Wired.com and reported in Kurt Hanson’s RAIN Newsletter, SoundExchange spokeswoman Laura Williams said that, in fact, … Continue reading

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