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News RIAA Royalty agreement threatens Internet Radio

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Guest-16, 24 Sep 2008.

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  2. mmorgue

    mmorgue New Member

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    Wow. That's just...wow :jawdrop:
     
  3. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    The current royalty is acceptable, but the retroactive paryt is pure BS. The RIAA is still trying to figure out how to force people to buy CDs or better yet, buy a new copy of the song for every device. Until they pull their head out of their collective <expletive deleted> and realize that this is digital data and they cannot control it, this kind of BS will continue.

    The record industry needs to die.

    People will always create music because creation is in our nature. They will create it and they will want to share it and other people are willing to pay for it. The problem is the middle-men like the RIAA who have been rendered obsolete by the march of technology, but who refuse to go gently into that dark night, and are continuing to scream about their right to make a living off other people's creativity.
     
  4. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Absolutely abhorrent.
     
  5. Arkanrais

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    someone needs to IRL frag the b*st*rds.
    suddenly I feel like torrenting some music, just to spite these a$$holes.
     
  6. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    :jawdrop: YAY great way to kill off the industry and less artists, bah.

    If I was running a radio streaming service, one hat wished to continue under the new royalty scheme.. id prob close the existing station, and form a new one, so that the old station does not have to pay a back dated royalty fee and the new station for scheme but with no back dated fees.

    Do live FM radio stations have to pay for songs on a track by track basis ?! I was sure to beleive that FM/MW/LW radio stations used a licence that covers all day playing, not a track by track basis.
    Track by track licenceing would be a major headache.

    So why the need for online stations to have a track by tracks royalty scheme?!!
     
  7. ChaosDefinesOrder

    ChaosDefinesOrder Vapourmodder

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    Live FM radio stations have a significantly lower royalty rate (less than half that of internet based, but I can't remember my source for this so can't double-check!) and in the case of mainstream stations like BBC Radio 1, for example, actually get paid by the record label to play high profile tracks!
     
  8. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    ^^ I'd imagine that a FM/MW/LW station would only be able to play so many songs in a given time frame whereas a streaming internet station would be able to play a hell of a lot more (I've not used internet radio, but I assume that each person streaming a track would have their own individual playlist just like the video streaming sites)
     
  9. Phil Rhodes

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    > actually get paid by the record label to play high profile tracks!

    Which is how they become high profile tracks.

    You will listen to the music we want you to listen to.
    You will play it on the devices we want you to play it on.
    Metallica is great.
    Obey.
    Conform.
    Neural subservience implants optional.
     
  10. SlickGnome

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    Let us enjoy the return of the mafia.... Oh wait, its just the RIAA wanting their slice of the pie. Crap NVM. /sarcasm=off
     
  11. mmorgue

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    Well, I suppose it only goes to drive the rich, fullness of the alt.b*.mp3 newgroups :)
     
  12. DXR_13KE

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    retroactive? they can do this?
     
  13. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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  14. cyrilthefish

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    They're already trying to enforce utterly ludicrous royalty fees on net radio :duh:
    And on top of this they want to add more royalty charges? :eeek:

    I'm not quite sure why, but it's very much clear they want to completely wipe out net radio for some reason.
    It's not simply the usual inept ways to get more money, this is just just a blatant move to completely kill the industry
     
  15. steveo_mcg

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    Its cheaper to put competition out of business than it is to buy them up. Once the original players are out of the scene I wouldn't be surprised if the riaa launch there own stations.
     
  16. donnie

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    Heaven forbid that the MPAA & RIAA will have to give up driving their BMW's or living in their mansions, no we definately wouldn't want that to happen.
     
  17. reflux

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    Oh, I hate the RIAA.
     
  18. HorseFeathers

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    All we hear is RIAADIO ga ga
    RIAADIO goo goo
    RIAADIO ga ga
    All we hear is RIAADIO ga ga
    RIAADIO blah blah
    RIAADIO what's new?
    RIAADIO, someone still loves you!
     
  19. Hugo

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    :D - made of WIN!
     
  20. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    ^^ :D

    This is ridiculous though. I really liked Pandora and stopping services like that will both encourage piracy and (imo) reduce CD sales as people won't have heard some new bands that they would otherwise have heard through services like Pandora.

    Silly people. I would shoot them along with most animal rights activists (but that is another story)
     
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