I got news of this cool "save Internet radio" party coming up this Saturday in SL! DJ Synn invites all music-loving avatars to come out to a ten-hour marathon protest party from 10AM-10PM PST on Saturday May 12. The all-day event is an effort to raise awareness of the
threat to Internet radio (in the United States) posed by new royalty
for Internet radio broadcasters that will go in effect in a couple of months. Six DJs will be gathering to spin at the Castle in Winterfell (teleport SLURL) .
The revolution will be streamed.
See the full day’s schedule after the fold…
What: Save Internet Radio Party
Why: To raise awareness of the plight of Internet Radio
Date: May 12th, 2007
Sponsors: Save Internet Radio SL Group, Winterfell Estates
The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates
for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and
are due to go into effect on July 15 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!). If
the increased rates remain unchanged, the majority of webcasters will
go bankrupt and silent on this date. Internet radio needs your help!
H.R. 2060, The Internet Radio Equality Act was introduced by Representatives Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Donald Manzullo (R-IL ) to save the Internet radio industry.
To help raise awareness of this issue in Second Life, Winterfell
will host a number of events on May 12th 2007. Six DJs from all over SL
that will be spinning for you:
(NOTE: All times are Pacific Standard Time)
10am – 12pm DJ Azazeal – Classic Goth
12pm – 2pm DJ Summer – goth/metal/alternative/new wave
2pm – 4pm DJ Elz – Classic and Modern Rock
4pm – 6pm DJ Synn – Fabu 80’s
6pm – 8pm DJ Kityn – 70’s-80’s and Contemporary Rock/Alternative/Goth
8pm – 10pm DJ Sivar – Metal – seriously mature content
There will be vendors, free stuff and most of all, tons of music and
fun! This promises to be the first of many events that will be
happening all over SL to raise support for Internet radio. Make your
voice heard and make a difference! SAVE INTERNET RADIO!