Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Censored from Billboard.com?: Discussion of a Solution

Currently this comment is not being let through over at :


Here is the workaround: they cannot charge anybody sound recording royalties (or royalties of any kind) for playing your own music back to yourself. Or music you borrow, say from a library. thedce.com already does this. It's the cloud from which you stream your own music, and other people's music that you borrow. Organized on playlists of your choosing, (or other people's choosing).
US Public libraries have been streaming content to borrowers for the better part of a decade without a peep from anybody that a royalty is owed.
Radio stations are a 20th-century idea, as are the royalties occasioned by them ... doesnt matter that they are coming at you digitally in the 21st century. 21st century ... increasingly... you (and your friends) program your own radio station.