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News: Internet Lessons From 1960s Pirate Radio
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 @ 20:10:34 UTC
Topic: Business

Steve Purdham, CEO of UK music streaming service we7, believes we have been here before: "If you go back to the end of the 1960s you had the pirate radio stations out in the middle of the North Sea, nobody was being paid and it took several years before equitable compensation rules came into play." History could repeat itself and, he says, musicians could start to really benefit from the Internet: "The good news is that the number of listeners that can be generated by streaming services can be measured in the trillions over time. Even small numbers multiplied by trillions is a big number." Complete Article





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