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    LMFAO! Excellent stuff Sirius Roadkill.
    I think i have no choice but to hire you, especially because i know how closely you follow inflation rates and budget deficits. I will be sure to bring this film in on time and under budget.
    You dont mind though if i direct my own film do you? I mean some of those plot points are great, but just wouldnt work so well in MY film. I do however look forward to being the DP on yours.

    Yes, lets get this baby in the can!

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    Final Webcasting Royalty Rates Published

    "Last week, the Copyright Office published in the Federal Register the final decision of the Copyright Royalty Board on the statutory rates for Internet radio royalties - royalties paid by webcasters for the noninteractive streaming of sound recordings.

    Broadcasters who are streaming their programming on the Internet pay lower per performance royalties than webcasters paying the statutory rate in the first years of the 5 year period, but higher rates at the end of the period. (See a summary of the Broadcaster royalty agreement here). "Pureplay" webcasters, like Pandora, pay significantly lower per performance royalties than either broadcasters or those paying under the statutory rate, but are required to pay a minimum fee of 25% of the gross revenue of their entire business - ruling out these lower rates as an option for any service that has lines of business other than webcasting

    The differing royalty rates for these three groups of webcasters can be summarized as set forth below."

    Broadcasters Per Performance Royalties

    •2011 - $.0017 per performance
    •2012 - $.0020 per performance
    •2013 - $.0022 per performance
    •2014 - $.0023 per performance
    •2015 - $.0025 per performance

    Statutory Webcasting Per Performance Royalty Rates

    •2011 - $.0019 per performance
    •2012 - $.0021 per performance
    •2013 - $.0021 per performance
    •2014 - $.0023 per performance
    •2015 - $.0023 per performance

    Pureplay Webcasters Per Performance Royalty Rates

    •2011 - $.00102 per performance
    •2012 - $.00110 per performance
    •2013 - $.00120 per performance
    •2014 - $.00130 per performance
    •2015 - $.00140 per performance

    http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2011...-services-pay/

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    The Zune is Dead

    Microsoft will stop making new versions of its Zune music player, Bloomberg News reports, though the companys music and video services will live on in Windows Phone 7, Xbox 360 and on PCs.

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/microsoft/...?asid=03152e25

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    The great online car-radio race

    March 14, 2011 5:00 AM


    To woo the coveted drive-time listener, Pandora and rival Clear Channel are trying to outfit cars with music apps.

    By Steve Knopper, contributor

    The battle between Internet radio and traditional broadcasters is coming to a dashboard near you. Pandora, the 11-year-old online music service that recommends and plays songs based on listeners' preferences, will soon be offered in a handful of Ford (F), Mercedes-Benz, Toyota (TM), and Hyundai models. Clear Channel Communications, the world's biggest radio company, is also busily working to ink deals with automakers; its iheartradio mobile app, which simulcasts 750 broadcasts of major stations, will be available in select Toyotas later this year.

    Up for grabs: the 70% to 80% of radio listeners who tune in from their cars in any given week. (Also in the mix: satellite radio's 20 million subscribers.) For Pandora, which has successfully penetrated desktops and smartphones, the car is the next frontier. "When we look at growing, that's what we have our eyes on," says Pandora strategy chief Tim Westergren.


    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/...ar-radio-race/

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    Not Pandora's Box: Why the music company's IPO isn't the sign of a bubble

    Posted by Paul Smalera, Senior Editor
    March 1, 2011 5:00 AM


    Pandora's IPO might look like dot-com Bubble 2.0. But the company actually has a sound case for going public.

    By Kevin Kelleher, contributor


    "Pandora's prospectus lists 25 pages worth of risks facing investors, some of it more than the usual legal boilerplate Tyler."

    http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2011/03/...n-of-a-bubble/

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    "The White House on Tuesday voiced its support for an AM/FM performance royalty. The recommendation came from White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel.

    The NAB responded that such a royalty would be a jobs-killing fee on Americas hometown radio stations. It also pointed out, reports Tom Taylor in his Radio-Info newsletter, that the White House has supported a broadcast radio performance royalty for a while now.

    Taylor reports that there apparently arent any active talks between the NAB and MusicFirst. In October 2010 the NAB published a proposed performance royalty settlement which included provisions about FM receivers in cellphones and webcasting royalties. It received an icy reception from NAB members and MusicFirst."

    http://textpattern.kurthanson.com/articles

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    "The radio industry terrestrial radio is the big factor."

    "Now that Sirius XM is profitable post-merger and throwing off lots of free cash flow since it is not currently having to launch any new satellites, cash is piling up in the corporate coffers. Having passed on Internet radio investments, the companys board is evaluating options to return cash to shareholders at some point. But what about the idea of buying a terrestrial radio company?"

    http://www.rbr.com/radio/mel-karmazi...-audience.html



    * bold emphasis added by me for benefit of Tyler Savery
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    Sirius XM monitors Japanese suppliers

    "The interconnectedness of the global economy continues to be illustrated following the Japanese earthquake. Beyond the human impact, Sirius XM Radio CEO Mel Karmazin says the satellite radio company is closely monitoring developments at technology suppliers and carmakers."

    http://www.insideradio.com/

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    Howard - "as time rolls on I'll probably do about three shows a week"

    "When it came down to sort of figuring out what I was really after, I was pretty sure I was going to leave the radio," Stern says about his recent contract renewal. "I thought I'd kind of done what I needed to do. I still enjoyed it, but I also found that I wanted time to do some other things. Right now, my schedule is pretty much the same as it's always been. And then as time rolls on I'll probably do about three shows a week."

    http://www.fmqb.com/goout.asp?u=http...story-20110316
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    Slow-Pitch Softball

    Just finished listening to Tyler's interview of Jim Cady, CEO of Slacker . . .

    ooh-fah what a Lovefest . . . Tyler made Larry King look like F. Lee Bailey!

    Anywho, when asked about Slacker's total user-base, Cady guided to 25-30 Million users and guided to paid-tier subscribers "in the 100's of 1,000's" and "growing at a good clip."

    So take the upper end, say 750,000 paid subscribers and use 27,500,000 as total user base:

    750,000/27,500,000 = 2.73%

    or, if ya wanna get really crazy . . . say 999,999/25,000,000 = 4% . . . woo-boy, break out the Merlot!
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