March 17, 2007

Yeah, the RIAA still sucks

Gizmodo continues it's quest to end the tyranny of the RIAA which has now decided to start charging podcasters who use music as part of their 'casts. Since they have such a MASSIVE listener base and are totally making fat bank off their podcasts.

"Per performance" rates are charged per stream per listener. The example the Radio and Internet Newsletter gives is that an "audience of 500 listeners racks up 500 'performances' for each song" played. There is also a minimum fee of 500 bucks per station, even for tiny or noncommercial ones.

The Mayor and I were thinking about a podcast of our own. Then Sister Ruth interjected, tried to become a part of it and we all decided she would only be allowed to participate by saying the words 'EXTREME SNOWBOARDING' and playing the cymbal on occasion. The entire project fell apart over the insistence of McSleaze and Spamburgler that it be called 'Happy Hour' and my belief that it would only be successful if it was called 'Zebulon'.

'Happy Hour' is a dumb idea for a podcast that's only 10 minutes long and that most of us will pass out while making. Even Boobilicious thought it was dumb. The only thing she thought was dumber was calling it 'Zebulon'. You'll not be hearing from her for a while.

Posted by mcblogger at March 17, 2007 02:12 PM

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Cast not thy pod before swine.

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