Internet radio is the latest technology to find itself in the crosshairs of the RIAA's money schemes, and it looks like it may be DOA in no time flat. But why would the RIAA kill it? Brett Thomas puts on his tin-foil hat to talk about pop-tarts and record sales, and how Internet radio just doesn't sell as well.
"With the new fees that the RIAA has dictated through its front-end the Copyright Royalty Board (let's be honest, there is no semblance of independence in the board after this), a large majority of the Internet radio stations will be bankrupted come May 15th. Of course, those that stick around will be the ones that played a low variety of songs and appealed to the widest audience for advertising dollars."