From Dismuke: "... now that Congress has stepped into the
picture, SoundExchange is under pressure to negotiate
honestly and in good faith - something that it has not
done to date..."
Sorry, I've got to call BS on this statement. This is opinion and not fact.
The representatives of net radio refused to negotiate with SoundExchange and
forced a panel of judges to arbitrate the issue. This manufactured "crisis"
represents the very essence of bad faith tactics.
The Digital Media Association lost before the the arbitration panel, lost
before an appeals court and didn't manage to get Congress to actually do
anything. Now they are finally sitting down and negotiating. Whoopee! It's
They could have done this in good faith by the October 2005 deadline.
Instead they chose drama in the hopes that Congress might be manipulated
into lowering their rate cap. Free Enterprise just isn't a good enough
business model for these folks. Wouldn't it be nice if Congress also put a
cap on our housing prices?
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!