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Music Royalties and the Future of Online Webcasting

John Federico

Edison Media Research and BlogTalkRadio are throwing a little party.

Well, OK. It's not a party, but a gathering of the finest minds of our time on the subject of music royalties and their effect on online radio, webcasting and podcasting.

Entitled "Music Royalties and the Future of Online Webcasting: What the Webcaster Settlement Act means to Online Radio," this live, interactive webcast will take place on Monday, October 6th @ 12 Noon EDT (9a PDT).

Head on over to the FaceBook event listing and RSVP (not necessary, but it would be nice to know who plans to listen in) or just visit either of these URL's at the appropriate time:

http://www.edisonresearch.com/webcasts.php

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/edisonresearch

You'll be able to listen and call-in with questions at either URL, but the page at blogtalkradio.com will have live text chat during the event allowing you to interact with other listeners. (Or, for you shy types, you'll be able ask questions of the panelists without calling-in.)

Here's the full description of the event:

The Webcaster Settlement Act was introduced to allow webcasters to continue to negotiate new royalty agreements with copyright owners for the years 2006-2015. Written and submitted to the House and Senate for approval, it passed and now goes on to President Bush for ratification.

What do industry leaders and analysts have to say on the issue?

Join us on October 6th at 12 Noon EDT (9AM PDT) for an interactive panel discussion where you'll hear perspectives on the issue from:

- Tim Westergren, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of Pandora

- Kurt Hanson, CEO of AccuRadio

- Alan Levy, CEO, BlogTalkRadio

- David Oxenford, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP

The discussion will be moderated by Tom Webster, Vice President of Strategy and Marketing for Edison Media Research.

Listeners can call in LIVE during the event at (347) 205-9090, or submit questions before the event to Tom Webster via email (twebster@edisonresearch.com).