New Fees Killing Off College Radio Webcasts
from the too-bad dept
More evidence that the ridiculous CARP fees are bad for online radio. A number of college radio stations say they’re pulling their online streaming audio versions off the air because there’s no way they can pay the insane fees that the RIAA expects them to pay. Considering that most college radio stations aren’t in this for the money, it seems silly for the music industry to push them for extra money – but the music industry only seems to speak the language of greed. The fact that most of those radio stations are likely to go off the air, meaning no fees while also leading to less promotion for their artists – doesn’t seem to occur to the folks in charge.