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Due to broadcast regulations we are not allowed to say what song will be playing when...But if you look HERE it will show you the schedule as to who is on and what the general theme of his show is!!!
So glad you are interested enough to question this!!! I have really good friends who have never heard my shows because they don't get the whole Christmas music in the summer thing...The poor buggers...
Nothing is more important than the soundtrack!!!
Last edited by JayIsh; 07-26-2008 at 01:58 PM.
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My guess, Mo, is that there is some way to record or download the songs when they are done via the internet and in order to maintain the propriety of the music business they require us not to post exactly what song and when...We can also only play one artist three times in two hours, we can't play multiple tracks from the same record etc...We've gotten used to the rules and now just sort of do what we want...The music business is a business in transition now with the iTunes world and iPods and such...They are still feeling their way along...I'm one who really enjoys having the actual record or CD...I have an iPod but my music purchases through iTunes has been minimal...I still buy the CD and load it onto the Pod...Old fashioned yes but so am I...Or am I just old...Let me get back to you!
Nothing is more important than the soundtrack!!!
There is so much wrong with radio/music industry that hardly anything is right. Don't believe for a minute that any of the RIAA hogwash with aggressive "enforcement" is designed for the artists out there bursting their butts to make a living!
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My guess, Mo, is that there is some way to record or download the songs when they are done via the internet and in order to maintain the propriety of the music business they require us not to post exactly what song and when...We can also only play one artist three times in two hours, we can't play multiple tracks from the same record etc...We've gotten used to the rules and now just sort of do what we want...!
What Internet Radio can and can't do is covered under the DMCA Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Here are the Highlights of that act in reguards to Internet Broadcasting. Its all based on how artists get paid royalties.
ALL online US Broadcasters must comply with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act[/font]Your station must not be part of an "interactive service". This means no personalized on-demand streaming or downloading of content. Sound recordings can't be performed within one hour of a request by a listener or at a time designated by the listener.
In any three-hour period, you should not intentionally program more than three songs (and not more than two songs in a row) from the same recording; you should not intentionally program more than four songs (and not more than three songs in a row) from the same recording artist or anthology/box set.
Archived programs (those that, when accessed, always start in the same place and play in the same order) should be at least five hours long, and should not be available for more than two weeks at a time.
Continuous "looped" programs (those that always perform in the same order, but are accessed in a continuous play stream) should be at least three hours long.
Rebroadcasts of programs can be performed at scheduled times three times in a two-week period (for programs of less than one hour) and four times (for programs of an hour or more).
Do not publish advance program guides or use other means to pre-announce when particular sound recordings will be played. However, a webcaster may name one or two artists to illustrate the type of music on a particular channel; and, DJ "teaser" announcement using artists' names are permitted, but only those that do not specify the time a song will be played.
Use only sound recordings that are authorized for performance in the United States (e.g.: do not play bootleg recordings).
Provide some means for the end user to identify the song, artist and album title of the recording as it is being played.
Lastly, the DMCA also requires that you accommodate technological copyright protection measures or pass through any identification, which may be included in the song recording itself, as long as it does not impose substantial costs or burdens on the webcaster. Also, do not deploy or support technological means to evade these requirements; and, do not explicitly encourage home taping.