On Friday, April 1, the board of advisers of Monogogo.com Global Radio Network reached the unanimous decision that it would no longer be prudent to stream music over our twelve (12) internet broadcast channels. The decision was reached after much debate, review and evaluation of the harsh rate increase imposed by the U.S. Copyright Office on January 1, 2016.
The Copyright Royalty Board (also known as the CRB) is a three-judge panel appointed by Congress that sets rates for music played over electronic devices — terrestrially and interactively. Unfortunately, the current rates have forced many webcasters to cease streaming entirely with little to no avenues to earn revenue to keep their channels active.
Also, a provision in the law called the Small Webcaster’s Act of 2008 expired which previously gave webcasters level playing room to establish, operate, and grow small internet radio businesses. Until this Act of Congress is renewed or rewritten Monogogo.com Global Radio Network shall stream an ‘all talk, all the time’ broadcast format.
If any music is streamed on this channel it is entirely the production of Monogogo.com Global Radio Network which is the sole owner of said musical productions or the work of independent producers under signed agreement to stream their music, which is lawful.
While we respect and support the performance rights organizations listed above, we cannot continue to stream musical works of your favorite artists under the current legal rulings.
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