’Net Radio Doomed?

The internet has enabled new methods of distribution, as well as means for users to connect with content they might never have known existed; who knows where things may go in the coming years? Pandora is a fantastic method of finding new music that you might like, based on pattern and content analysis of music you already like. It’s fantastic. But in America a recently passed, dramatic increase in licensing fees for internet radio stations will kill it, along with most other stations. Pandora’s founder has set up a means for lobbying the politicians to get their eyes open to what this means to their constituents.