By Team JamBase Jun 28, 2007 12:00 am PDT

Benefit Bash to Save Net Radio
Sunday July 1, 2007 • Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, 6-10 p.m.

Sponsored by: Soma FM, Pandora, BAGeL Radio, reapandsow, Bottom Of The Hill, SonicLiving, SaveNetRadio & Kiptronic

(San Francisco, CA) — The future of Internet radio is in immediate danger. Royalty rates for webcasters have been drastically increased by a recent ruling and are due to go into effect on July 15, 2007 (retroactive to Jan 1, 2006!)


Venue: Bottom of the Hill
Address: 1233 17th Street • San Francisco, CA
Date: Sunday July 1, 2007
Time: 6-10 p.m.
Tickets: $3-$5 suggested donation will go to
Event Features:
– 1st 100 people receive free Soma FM indie pop rocks compilation CD
– Great Food / Bake Sale
– Raffle & Silent Auction
– Live Music from members of The Herms, HIJK, Heavenly States, Peloton and Special Guest DJs (Elise Nordling from Soma FM & Ted Leibowitz from BAGeL Radio)

The Benefit, just 5 days after the National Day of Silence, (when webcasters are asked to silence their online stations for 24 hours), is part of an effort to raise awareness of the severity of the issue and its consequences to musicians, their fans, and the overall future of New Media and to protests these rates and encourage the millions of net radio listeners to take action and contact their Congressional representatives.

The organizers are extending invitations to politicians including Nancy Pelosi and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“We realize all of our elected representatives may not be able to attend,” says organizer Corey Denis, VP of Integrated Marketing at reapandsow, inc., “But we hope that these invitations will help increase our representatives’ awareness of our need for their help in influencing the proper handling of HR2060.”

With assistance from music industry professionals and new media organizations around the country, including Ariel Publicity in New York City,, JamBase, and indie record labels of every size, the Benefit to Save Net Radio is more than simply a fundraising party, it is a call to action to stand up and protest these rate increases.

Information tables will be set up around the venue with DJs and founders from Pandora, Soma FM, BAGeL Radio, Live365 and SaveNetRadio on hand to answer questions, hand out promotional material, and generate awareness about what can be done to influence the outcome of the CRB hearing on July 15.

The Raffle and Silent Auction will include items from famed photographer Peter Ellenby, Griffin Technology, Clothing from and packages from a slew of record labels in support of webcasters – including Absolutely Kosher records, Eenie Meenie, Birdman Records, Turn Records, What Are Records?, Jackpine Social Club and many others.

Webcasters around the country are encouraged to contact the organizers if interested in attending or obtaining more information.

For more information, interviews or press passes please contact: Corey Denis, (415) 846-7013

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