SaveNetRadio Coalition Update

WASHINGTON, April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The SaveNetRadio coalition today announced it had exceeded the initial outreach goal for the national campaign to save Internet radio. In the three days since SaveNetRadio.org was officially launched, nearly 280,000 messages have been sent by net radio listeners and webcasters to Congress opposing the royalty rate increase imposed by a Copyright Royalty Board March 2nd ruling. More than 3,500 artists that depend on Net radio have also joined the fight to preserve music diversity and called on their Congressional representatives to take action. The three millionth visitor to savenetradio.org was recorded today.

    “The initial success of the SaveNetRadio campaign directly reflects the influence of Internet radio and the energy of those artists, listeners and webcasters that rely on it,” Jake Ward, a spokesperson for SaveNetRadio campaign, said. “With more than 70 million Americans listening to Net radio every month, and the four largest webcasters yet to direct their listeners to savenetradio.org, we believe this is just the beginning. The reality is that there are only 27 days until the retroactive increased royalty payment comes due and thousands of webcasters go silent. 278,000 messages is a tremendous start, but we must continue to send the message to Congress to ensure they hear our message loud and clear.”    The SaveNetRadio coalition is comprised of webcasters, artists, listeners and labels from throughout the country committed to preservingthe future of Internet radio.

    For more information on the SaveNetRadio coalition visit http://www.savenetradio.org.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: