While we here in Sub Pop’s New Media deptarment are certainly in favor of artists getting paid their due royalties, back room deals that threaten DIY media—like the CRB’s recent ruling on royalty rates for streaming radio—just piss us off. Which is why I encourage you, fair reader, to check out SaveNetRadio.org and to lobby your congress-people to legislate for streaming royalty rates that small net broadcasters can afford.
Internet radio has leveled the playing field for a lot of smaller artists and has allowed folks with good tastes and non-commercial goals (such as our friends at KEXP) to break bands. Keep the dream alive! Support our innernits!