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Funemployment Radio Episode Music Licensing

Hi everyone!

Just a quick programming note that we wanted to get out to everyone. To simply state a very complicated issue, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is who we have been paying music-licensing rates to, in order to maintain our music-based shows on the Network. We paid under a special agreement for small webcasters, which allowed us to pay an appropriate amount to artists, while still being able to have some great music shows that exposed a lot of people to music they may not have otherwise heard. 

However, as of..well, now, that provision has been removed under the new CRB rates established for 2016-2020. The new rates that apply to small broadcasters are now essentially the same that services like Pandora pay. While Pandora has a huge profit margin and can pay these new rates, smaller broadcasters are unfortunately being phased out. We still hold out hope that a provision can be added in, but for the time being, we must suspend music-based shows. It's unfortunate and hopefully this will change soon. In the mean time, we of course have our many amazing talk-based shows for you, so nothing changes on that front! We believe in local and small broadcasting networks like our own and thank you so much for your support!

Here is an article that also explains it a little more:

http://rainnews.com/mid-size-and-small-webcaster-reaction-to-new-crb-rates/

Thanks so much!

Greg and Sarah

Funemployment Radio Episode 1513: BURRITO QUEEN

Today: Sarah and the burrito olympics, what would the burrito olympics entail and my god we are going to have a burrito olympics, swimsuit contest and tortilla crown, pizza diet is amazing, cat lost in best place ever, free tattoos, silly string fight, CAT NIGHTMARE, Greg's predictions on the Bowlo de Super, a song that ruins music, and more - have a great weekend everyone!

Funemployment Radio Episode 1512: SHOTGUN

Today: Greg is more nuts than usual, rules and how to follow them, why the heck is he making rules, what are the real ways to do it, Florida woman throws spaghetti, Florida woman steals things, Demon House is no more, strange Christmas presents, Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, Bowlo de Super, and more - have a great day!

Funemployment Radio Episode 1511: GREG VS. TELEMARKETER

Today: Greg has multiple personalities and one of them is named Larry, Larry and his new friend telemarketer Christian, what to do with 4.2 million dollars, Cindy and Dave on a cruise and are they really cousins, Groundhog didn't see his shadow, gold pizza, billions of chicken wings, kit kat crusade, Bowlo de Super, and more - have a great day!

Funemployment Radio Episode 1510: CAT SHOW

Today: Sarah went to a cat show this weekend and recaps her experience, what it's like at a cat show and what to expect if you go to one, update on the Cheese thief and some of it's been recovered, police officer not a stripper, assault at 37,000 feet, chip fight is future Greg, and more - have a great day all!

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