KCRW will present OM HIPHOPSHOWCASE featuring Zeph and Azeem,Blu and Exile, Aloe Blacc (with full live band), DJ J Boogie, and special guests TBA at TEMPLEBAR on SATURDAY, 8/4/07. For updates on the event and full details click here.
Posted by: Gunnar Hissam on July 5, 2007 @ 3:39 PM
Posted in: News
91.7 WHUS is a commercial-free college and community-based radio station
broadcasting from the University of Connecticut. It broadcasts 24 hours a
day and provides quality programs of informative and entertaining value for
people both in central New England through their FM radio dials and for
everyone else through live broadcast internet feeds.
They took their time to sit down with our boy Bassnectar— to catch up and see whats going on in his world…..
Cut and paste this url into your browser to check it out…
Artists and Music Community Launch Campaign to Secure Royalties From Over-the-Air Radio
A group of organizations, including SoundExchange, that represent all facets of the music community, have banded together in a coalition called musicFIRST to encourage Congress to right a decades-old wrong in copyright law and grant artists the same performance right in over-the-air radio that they receive from digital platforms.
The musicFIRST coalition consists of more than 100 founding artists and several music industry organizations. Find out more at Click here
Big corporate radio is the only medium that refuses to pay performers royalties for their hard work.
The United States is the only western, free-market nation that does not require radio stations to pay artists and labels when they broadcast performances on the terrestrial radio. In fact, when American music is played in foreign countries, they withhold royalties to protest that U.S. radio stations do not honor a performance right for foreign artists. That translates into lost royalties of between $80 million and $100 million annually for U.S. performers.
We hope to have hearings in both Houses of Congress beginning in July. We expect this to be a long, hard fight with the National Association of Broadcasters doing everything possible to avoid radio having to pay performance royalties
What you can do is talk to your friends, write letters to newspapers, blog, and contact Members of Congress (from where you live now and from where you grew up) and tell them how, in this age of multiple music platforms, it is important that wherever music is played, the creators of music need to be paid.
The Next 1000 is URB’s annual list of bands or artists that the magazine has predicted are
about to make it big. After being carefully screened by the editors and
staff, Samantha James has been chosen for the elite list.
This year, the legendary list has gone broadband, allowing readers to vote
for their favorites. Extended coverage and events are scheduled to follow
for the bands or artists with the highest votes.