There will be no Radio Show tomorrow as we are observing the “Day Of Silence”

In response to a impending royalty rate increase that, if implemented, could lead to the virtual shutdown of Internet radio in the US, thousands of webcasters plan to go silent next Tuesday, June 26, to draw attention to their industry’s plight.

This “Day of Silence” is an encore of a media event that small webcasters organized on May 1, 2002 in response to a similarly royalty rate ruling from a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel five years ago. That event garnered national attention and was subsequently followed by a rate cut by the Librarian of Congress and the passage of the Small Webcaster Settlement Act for the period 1998-2005.

Webcasters will be alerting their listeners that “silence” is what Internet radio may sound like on or shortly after July 15th, the day on which 17 months’ worth of retroactive royalty increase payments are due to the SoundExchange collection organization under the terms of a recent Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision

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28 thoughts on “No Net Income Tomorrow – Day Of Silence”
  1. sorry to hear the show won’t be on but completely understand the reasoning. Hopefully it will draw attention just as it did last time.

  2. Sorry to hear that the show won’t go on as planned, but it’s for a good cause.

  3. This does sound like a good cause. Let’s see how many other internet radio shows follow suit.

  4. Damn, I figured only the places that played music were going to be apart of this demonstration. See you next week hopefully!

  5. IMHO I feel that a day of silence in solidarity is just as, if not more, powerful than a day of words.

  6. Thanks so much for the solidarity. I run Internet Radio for a living and this stuff seriously concerns us as it’s about to drive us out of business. So thanks again, as a fan of your site it was great to see this!

  7. What?! No show?!

    Guys and gals… help me get something straight in my head… are Internet radio shows whose content consist of people talking at risk of having to pay “royalties” for the talking?

  8. Lets hope. A lot of decent stations will lose out bigtime if the plans go through.

  9. I’m so glad that you’re taking part of this issue. It’s so sad that the record companies want to shut down everything that’s good.

    Keep up the good work buddy.

  10. Awwwww no show, thats sucks. oh well its a good cause and im glad you are supporting it.

    What about a wed show?

  11. I was totally bumbed today when I tried to block out the noisy guy in the cube next to me when I found Pandora was off for the day.
    I get it though. Good luck to them.

  12. Now that the day of silence has come and gone, it’s interesting to see the backlash and the comments that have been made…apparently not all of the internet radio stations and podcasts were silent!

  13. Some probably used that as an opportunity to gain an audience. Some things are more important however, like the cause of fighting back against the greedy corporate giant.

  14. I just read this post, didn’t catch it before. I called my reps and senators and emailed them all as well. All the good things seem to be a problem for regulators.

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