Please take a look at the Register article entitled, “Congress may loosen the noose on Internet Radio“.
It is extremely unfair that Internet broadcasters should have to pay a fee 300-1200% higher than satellite broadcasters, but that is presently the situation.
If passed, the Internet Radio Equality Act, would set the royalty fee for Internet broadcasting to 7.5% of revenues, exactly the same as Satellite Radio. This new bill was co-sponsored by Washington State Democratic representative Jay Inslee, and Illinois Republican representative Don Manzullo.
Please write to your congressmen and express your support for The Internet Radio Equality Act. It is only fair that Internet broadcasters be allowed to complete on an equal basis with satellite broadcasters.