may or may not know that Soundtrax spent the
first 2 months of this year blocking all
listening inside the United States. I
decided to come back because I missed
streaming to the home team and I thought
being back could help make a difference.
On January 1st the new music royalty rates for 2016 and beyond went into effect. The Copyright Royalty Board of judges in the United States ruled on what the rate will be and has also ruled that all internet broadcasters are to be placed in the same catagory to pay the same amount. The rate is per song played multiplied by the number of people who hear the song. Publishing royalties for composers from ASCAP, BMI and SESAC add even more to that monthly total.
In order to keep
Soundtrax, and the diversity of small
webcasting in general, going there are 4
ways to help.
1) When you listen to Soundtrax and hear a commercial play you are counted as an impression for that advertiser and we are paid for the number of people who hear a commercial. So please stay with us during the breaks.
2) Shopping through our website: Soundtrax.FM is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.
3) Purchasing Soundtrax.FM gear also is a way to contribute to covering the cost of streaming and also promote the station by showing the world where you hear your favorite movie music. Visit the Soundtrax store here.
4) And if you feel that the station, along with the time and effort involved in producing it is of value, you could make a direct donation to help cover the cost of streaming and music royalties. Sort of like leaving a tip for your waiter at a resturant. You can use your Paypal account or make a secure donation using a credit/debit card.
(Soundmedia is not a non-profit organization so financial support is not tax deductible).