SaveNetRadio Exceeds Outreach Goal
April 19, 2007 at 2:37 PM (PT)
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 2 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 3 millionth visitor to savenetradio.org was recorded today.
These 278,000 messages are a tremendous start, but we must continue to send the message to Congress to ensure they hear our message loud and clear.
"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," spokesperson JAKE WARD 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. These 278,000 messages are a tremendous start, but we must continue to send the message to Congress to ensure they hear our message loud and clear."