Goodbye Internet Radio

Well, what was once a strong contender in the terrestrial radio race is going the way of the dinosaur. Internet radio is going to be extinct... No thanks to the latest rulings of the Copyright Royalty Board. The CRB has just issued a ruling throwing out the appeals of Clearchannel, NPR, and a few other heavey hitters. Not that I really care about Clearchannel, but this isnt just going to affect them. This is going to take down most of our beloved, small internet radio stations.

Starting a month from now, internet radio stations will be expected to pay Millions in retroactive royalties for the musics streamed. This will end up alienating the little guys and closing all of their virtual doors.

Pandora, Last FM, Radio Paradise.... you will all be missed dearly.