It’s been a tough year so far for Internet radio broadcasters. The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) in Washington, DC seems intent on putting all smaller Internet broadcasters out of business because of the onerous CRB ruling on Dec. 28, 2015.
The following events have occurred since January 1, 2016:
- The new music licensing fees have increased six-fold per month.
- Thousands of broadcasters have gone out of business and the rest of us are faced with an uncertain future.
The goal of every station is to grow its audience so that you may generate more advertising customers and have more revenue.
Not so with the CRB ruling. We are financially penalized for each additional listener. Music royalty fees are based on total listener hours per day and not solely on generated revenue. As a result, thousands of stations, web companies and listener apps have gone out of business.
This is a fine example of our politicians at work. No wonder many Americans are fed up with Washington. We need your support in notifying your congressman or woman of the unfairness of this decision and see that a fair and equitable solution is found.
Diversity and niche programming will soon disappear if things don’t change and we have representation on the CRB. Our desire is to continue to provide quality programming.
We need your help
We need your help so that we can continue to bring you the best instrumentalists and vocalists of all time. Here’s how you can help:
- Notify your congressman concerning the unfairness of the new Internet rules handed down by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB).
- Donations are accepted via PayPal or by check or money order sent via standard mail, in order to cover our overhead and bringing you the best music of all time.
Please visit our Donations page or send checks or money orders, payable to
Meyer Multimedia Services
Meyer Broadcasting Corp.
10200 S Broadway
Crown Point, IN 46307
Thank you for your support!
MBC Founder &
President of The Breeze Loyal Listener’s Club