Tuesday, 17 April 2007

Digitally Imported

I never properly appreciated the internet radio stations provided by Digitally Imported (www.di.fm) until very recently. I recall that I once used them for a while, several years ago. They're good if you like listening to trance, like me, and aren't going to find any from normal radio. Which, incidentally, I never listen to, given that I don't have any FM or DAB receiving equipment. So, I am slightly disturbed that licensing fees for internet radio will be decided as a function of the product of both the number of songs played and the number of listeners to the station! This is nothing like the way songs are licensed to normal radio stations, as far as I'm aware. I don't know if internet radio could continue this way. I also wonder how this affects stations based outside the United States, I'll have to look into that. When I'm not revising, that is.

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