Monday, July 2, 2007

San Francsico Save Net Radio benefit very successful

There was a benefit event for SaveNetRadio tonight in San Francisco, presented by SomaFM, BAGeL Radio, Sonic Living, The Owl Magazine, Pandora, Reap and Sow and Bottom of the Hill.

Almost 300 people showed up and we raised $2000 though donations at the door, a bake sale, chili cookoff, a silent auction and raffle.

Special thanks to the artists who performed: Ted of The Heavenly States, Matt of The Herms, HIJK, Miyako Ueki of Peloton, and thanks to Elise Nordling for being our MC for the evening and Corey Denis for "herding cats" and making the event happen.

Raffle prizes care of SonicLiving, Griffin Technology, Logitech/Slimdevices, Peter Ellenby (Exclusive photos/art of the Shins & Death Cab for Cutie, singed originals), Show Posters by Jason Munn, The Owl Magazine, Willotoons, IODA, SomaFM and Pandora.

I hope I'm not forgetting anyone. I'll try to get some pictures up soon.

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2 Comments:

Blogger corey said...

yo rusty, we actually made closer to 3k - which means each person donated about 10 bucks - not too shabby! woo hooo!!!! thanks everyone - back to calling nancy pelosi now...

July 3, 2007 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WE NEED TO SUPPORT THE ACT OF EQUAL ACCESS TO ALL MUSIC -- NOT A LIMITED LIBRARY OF MUSIC ACCESS.

Why put independent music access out of business?

The issue here is the potential problem with everybody’s access to a wider range of music. The Equal Equality Act needs to be supported to stop the decrease of music listener’s access to music. The new rate cost are the problem here is they are a retroactive cost to independent broadcasters of music – a new cost that goes all the way back to the beginning of last year – January of 2006. I would think we would want more music and genres of music available and paid for -- not less. Levying a retroactive cost will shut down potentially far too many broadcasters of music, independent and otherwise. Listeners will no longer be able to hear as many of their favorite radio hosts play lists, and the selection of music will be reduced if independent broadcasters are unable to operate due to this huge retro active expense. Why put the new business sector known as independent internet radio music out of business? This puts the power back into big company broadcast hands alone, again.

Support of this Equality Act will potentially support a greater number and wider range of music/musicians/music industries and the access to music for everybody.

A wider range of music access is good! We want this!

And potentially more musicians in total number could be supported by supporting greater equal access to music and genres of music. There could be more music from more musicians played if we support this act – and more music could be available for more listeners. Many larger broadcast companies limit the number of CD’s in their ‘library’ available to listeners – and this back dated cost could limit access for a wider spectrum of music and genres of music. We should support more access for a larger choice of music as long as the musicians are paid for their music’s use for the broadcast. Why limit the library of music that is available now to a limited broadcast? Let people have the choice of what they want to hear and what they want to broadcast!

Music broadcasts and access to music seems to be working now, why reduce access to music broadcasts by retroactively billing independent internet radio a year and a half of fees in one fell swoop? Musicians are being paid their royalties and incomes by these independent internet radio stations, right? I support this Equal Equality of music access as long as the musicians are paid too.

To my understanding, if we support this equal equality access to music – we need act to stop this retro-active cost to the independent broadcasters. It is destructive to independent people who broadcast music from their station to have been levied with such a high cost retroactively – and the end result will likely eliminate the number of diverse broadcasters and diverse music people want to hear. Many small independent broadcasters will be forced out of business and potentially reduce the total number of broadcasters of music, thus limiting access to music.

Things seem to be working now, why reduce access to music broadcasts by independents? The Internet Radio stations are required to pay the artist -- but a retro-active cost such as this will shut down a wider spectrum of music access. I do not think limiting independent internet broadcasters will help the equality of access. WE NEED TO SUPPORT EQUAL ACCESS. We need to support the vast and independent resource for all the music out there, and not limit access to music. Limitations are not a solution. As long as there are a growing majority of musicians broadcasting their music, and many more music broadcasting organizations working and available for people to hear – listeners could have much more music available from which to choose. This is great for listeners and great for music. Please support the equal equality act.

Musicians and listeners should have Equal Equality for access to their music of choice, and to have their favorite music played on airwaves without a limited station library, limited broadcast content, or reduced availability of different and varied music library contents. Please take action by supporting the equality act that could include wider access for all listeners & musicians. Many people like to have the widest access possible to growing amount of independent music via independent radio broadcasting. I can’t believe independent music has to struggle over this issue...freedom is the very center of American Rock. Why lose it?

Sorry for the long note…I think you know what I am trying to say.

-William Obscured

July 7, 2007 6:21 PM  

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