|1. Special Programming Schedule|
|2. Message from Lazlo|
|3. New Songs Added This Week|
|5. CD Reviews|
|6. Concert Calendar|
|7. New Additions to the Literature Corner|
|8. End Notes|
2. MESSAGE FROM LAZLO
If there is one thing I've learned in life is that pretty much everything that should be simple becomes difficult. It can apply to almost anything, be it dealing with family and loved ones or even trying to just go to a concert (getting tickets for the bigger shows and paying 50% markup's thru ticketbastard alone is enough to make it difficult). But in this case I am referring to the constant threat on blowupradio.com and all internet radio. I've covered this topic several times here in this newsletter, yet I got countless e-mails of support each week making sure that the new royalty rates imposed by the government (seven cents per song), have not forced blowupradio.com off the air. As I stated before, our friends at Live 365 have managed to remain on the air at the present time hosting thousands of internet streams like blowupradio.com, but should they lose the good fight and declare bankruptcy, which is a strong possiblilty if the royalty rate rling is not revised or overturned, I am working on ways to stay on the air.
I guess what bothers me most about the governement putting this absurd royalty rate on all internet streams is that many internet streams are the only places to turn to hear bands you would not hear on any normal radio station. Less than 5% of the music blowupradio.com plays is by signed artists (and most of the signed artists do not get much, if any, radio play on regular stations), and if you think any of the royalty money is ever going to see the pockets of a Val Emmich or the Atom Beat or any of the hundreds of other talented local artists I play, then you are more delusional than the government.
Ultimately if Live 365 does go under, I will do everything possible to keep blowupradio.com on the air (or web as it were), by getting bands to sign legal documents that allows us to play their music without any royalty compensation. Any band that I cannot get to sign this document (or for some reason is unwilling to), will have to be removed from the playlist, but judging by the band support of blowupradio.com I would have to assume few changes to our playlist would need to be made (except the removal of a few major label artists, but those artists probably don't need are help that bad anyway).
However, hosting our own internet radio stream is costly, so it may take some time to work out a financially feasible way for blowupradio.com to remain an active webcast. If this should happen I vow that the website will continue to be updated and this newsletter shall remain while we work to bring back the webcast.
Of course at the moment, all of this is strictly speaking in hyptheticals, as Live 365 is still alive and working to stay profitable under this new royalty rate. I only maention all of this because I keep getting e-mails and I felt it was necessary to speak of it here.
Now let's get back to the job of rocking the internet with the best bands the Garden State has to offer.
3. NEW SONGS ADDED THIS WEEK
|My Pocket Zoo||big star baby||scale-like sequins|
|the Stems||if that's me||live @ the Underpass 7/13/02|
|Val Emmich||shock||the reception e.p.|
To hear the Blowup Radio Network- Where NJ Rock Lives, click HERE.
4. CD Reviews
To read all our local CD Reviews, click HERE.
This weeks Headlines include:
"PLUG SPARK SANJAY PULLS THE PLUG"
"JERK CHICKEN LOSES MEMBER, OMATICS GAIN MEMBER"
To read these news stories and others, click HERE.
6. CONCERT CALENDAR
BENEFIT SHOWS ARE LISTED IN BLUE
FROM THE DESK OF SALLY, TUNGSTEN GROOVE @ Memorial Park (Closter)
MARY ANN FARLEY @ Tonic (NYC)
the STEMS, FUNCH, NO SOAP RADIO @ the Junkyard
ACOUSTIC DISTURBANCE @ the Cambridge Inn
BUDDHA TRIBE @ the Saint
EUGENE @ Ristra/Rodeo
the NUMBER THEORY @ Brighton Bar
RED ENGINE NINE @ the Continental (NYC)
ONE EYED JACK @ Mexicali Blues Cafe
BUDDHA TRIBE @ Hamilton St Cafe
LIQUIFYED @ Main Streets Cafe
FEELING LEFT OUT @ Cool Beans Coffeehouse
SCHIAVO @ CBGB's 313 Gallery (NYC)
HERO PATTERN, double-breasted @ Krogh's
NO SOAP RADIO, HIGH SPEED CHASE, EAST FORTY SIX @ Hamilton St Cafe
TWISTED BELLY @ the Saint
KIMON @ Red Bank River Center
TINY LIGHTS @ Court Tavern
EUGENE @ Ristra/Rodeo
To see all the upcoming shows, click here.
7. NEW ADDITIONS TO THE LITERATURE CORNER
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