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6/19/2007

Save internet radio: day 2 from Washington

By Kenneth Rainey. Filed under: News, TweedBlog.

I had a busy day today, meeting with staffers for Representatives and Senators, advocating on behalf of the Internet Radio Fairness Act and its Senate equivalent. The staffers I met with were all hip to the issue. They’re generally under 30, and are users of sites like Pandora.com, live365.com, and similar online music sources. We found a receptive audience wherever we went, irrespective of party affiliation.

I also did a briefing in the House Judiciary Committee room, for staffers of Representatives on the Committee. Again, they were a young audience, and many were already well-informed on the issue.

I also met briefly with staff from Senator Harkin’s office and Senator Kerry’s office. They were receptive and will likely come down on the right side of this issue.

Please visit savenetradio.org for more information on what you can do to help preserve music diversity on the internet.

Here are a couple previous posts on the subject:

Save internet radio: update from Washington
To Washington to try to save internet radio