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The Radio Survivor podcast is a weekly show that explores the future of community media, with a focus on community radio, college radio, low-power FM and public access TV, along with podcasting and internet radio. Hosts Paul Riismandel, Eric Klein and Jennifer Waits highlight the best and most innov… read more


Podcast #31 – It’s the 13th Hour for Small Webcasters

It’s the 13th hour for small webcasters, as broadcasters and supporters scramble to find a solution to new performance royalty rates that threaten to put hundreds, or even thousands of stations out of business. If that many small community or commercial broadcasters were about to go under, there most certainly would be a loud public outcry. But the crisis facing this segment of independent broadcasting is falling outside the spotlight.

We talk with Paul Merrell of, a service that manages royalty payments for webcasters, to learn how that company is addressing the issue. Then we review efforts that are underway to bring awareness of the issue and perhaps encourage a compromise between small internet stations and music copyright holders.

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Show Notes:
  • Live365 to Broadcasters: We’re Shutting Down Jan. 31
  • Podcast #29 – Will 2016 Be the End of Indie Internet Radio?
  • Why American Independent Internet Radio May Go Extinct in 2016

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