US Internet Radio goes silent today

dayofsilence_07_khaki.gif Today, Internet radio all across the United States went silent in protest of the rate hike for royalties towards Internet radio. As a lover of Japan-a-radio, Digitally Imported, Sky.fm, and Radio Seven, it’s pretty tough for a listener when almost all of your stations go dead for a day. This should be a huge wake-up call for everyone to do something and e-mail your Congressman or Congresswoman. The Day of Silence was organized by Kurt Hanson, to show how more dreary it would be without the little guys. And boy does it suck. While it’s not the end of the world for me since there are stations outside of North America that I partake in, this could be the beginning of the end.
Seriously. Write to your Congress. We need to save Net Radio and there’s only eighteen more days before thousands of US based webcasters go silent forever. Are you going to stand for that? Not I. Not I.