Thursday, July 12, 2007
If you love internet radio (soma, ioio, woxy, pandora, etc), time is running out before U.S. congress signs off on a rate hike that will, basically, anihilate the landscape of internet radio and support for independent music and thought as we know it.

Time and options are running out for Internet Radio. Late this afternoon, the court DENIED the emergency stay sought on behalf of webcasters, millions of listeners and the artists and music they support.

UNLESS CONGRESS ACTS BY JULY 15th, the new ruinous royalty rates will be going into effect on Sunday, threatening the future of all internet radio.

If you live in the United States and you rely on internet radio in any way, I implore you to find out who your senator or representative is (lists are available), and call, email, whatever. In two days time, it's going to be awfully quiet.