There has been an going debate about how much webcacts should be charged in royalty fees to match with public & commerical radio.  Well it would seem that some decisions have been announced on the subject.  The daft thing is that with the possible exception of the very big players (ClearChannel et al), the rates will kill the small indy stations accounding to Radio & Internet News Letter (article – Link to RAIN: Radio And Internet Newsletter).   If these figures are correct, and they seem viable then it appears that the RIAA have scored an own goal as they’ll end up putting a lot of indie stations out of business which doesn’t do the music industry an favours.



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