The Day the Music Died

Tomorrow, in an effort to gain attention and support for their misfortunes with recent legislation that will make it significantly more costly to broadcast music across the internet, many webcasters will be shutting down their service or will not broadcasting music at all.

The only thing the average netizen can do is to contact their local Congressman and get them to support H.R. 2060, the “Internet Radio Equality Act.”

I, for one will severely miss SomaFM if it is to be shut down. To put the law into perspective, SomaFM will have to pay $600,000 retroactively for last year’s broadcasts instead of the $20,000 they were supposed to owe.

In the next few days, I’m going to either write or call my local Congresswoman and ask her to support the bill. Anyone reading this should do the same!

UPDATE: visit for more information.

[Via Slashdot [Via Lawbean]]



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