music rights

How Can I Start My Own Internet Radio Station?

Live365

Episode 1711

David from Wichita Falls, TX

David wanted to create his own internet radio station. Leo says the problem is, that one will have to pay ASCAP/BMI license fees based on how many people are listening and how often one plays the music. There are internet radio options out there that offer the service including ASCAP/BMI fees. Live365.com is one option. There's also a free tier that enables one to play up to 25GB of music for free.

Why is Peloton Being Sued?

Peloton

Episode 1577

Laura from California

Laura hears that there's a lawsuit against Peloton for not having the license of music they play for their spin classes. Chances are, they have the wrong license, and they need a worldwide synchronization license to play music in a video format over the internet. They're being sued for $150 million, and  it's probably a ploy just to get more money out of Peloton.