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Christmas Music 24/7 Shutdown on Live365

I am sorry to have to announce the Christmas Music 24/7 has shut down all of its stations on the Live365 Network. I will be working in the coming months to start the stations up again elsewhere online. But it … Continue reading

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Quick Performance Royalty Stats for December 2014

I’ve been looking at my logs to see how much webcasting would cost under the new Copyright Royalty Board Rates. The new rates are $0.0017 per song, per listener. So if one song is played, and that one song had … Continue reading

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Webcasting Royalty Rates for 2016

The webcasting royalty rates have been announced for 2016 and later. The new rates aren’t currently feasible for the Christmas Music 24/7 network of stations to continue broadcasting after December 31st, 2015. I’m not sure what will happen, or how … Continue reading

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Sharing Data With the Artists

Musician Zoë Keating wrote a nice blog post earlier this week detailing her views of Internet radio music licensing. I’m not going to go into all of the gory details myself, but one thing Ms. Keating says is that she’d … Continue reading

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Vote for Christmas Music 24/7

Christmas Music 24/7, has been nominated in Radio-Info’s Holiday Format Reader Poll in the “New Platforms (Mainstream)” category. Please vote for Christmas Music 24/7! The category is about halfway down the page. Thank you for your support this year.

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Opera Company of Philadelphia “Hallelujah!” Random Act of Culture

On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation’s “Random Acts of Culture” at Macy’s in Center City Philadelphia. Enjoy!

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The Cost of ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ 2009

According to the PNC Christmas Price Index, buying each of the 12 items in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” carol, will cost you $21,466. And if you repeat gifts as the song progresses, it’ll et you back a modest $87,403.

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Live365 Broadcasting Rates Increased

On March 3, 2008, Live365 announced new rates for personal webcasting. The new rates are designed to cover the Copyright Royalty Board rates announced in March 2007. The new rates are approximately three times as high as the old rates, … Continue reading

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Advent Conspiracy

This video is powerful. More info at AdventConspiracy.org.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope all of my listeners in America have a happy and safe Thanksgiving today. This is the earliest date possible for Thanksgiving, leading up to the longest Christmas season possible. Enjoy!

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