The fight has started to keep All Dixie Rock and other small webcasters in business. The future of Internet radio is threatened by a steep increase in royalty rates. While we fully support artists being compensated for their work, the new rates could result in small broadcasters paying $5,000 or more a month. The new licensing fees will wipe out the community of FM stations and online webcasters who program niche music and artists you might not hear elsewhere.
Simply put, this is a move by the industry’s big players to take away our musical culture. What will be left are commercial outlets that are part of a consolidation in station ownership focused on narrow repetitive playlists.
I urge listeners to get informed and involved. All Dixie Rock is commercial free around the clock, 365 days a year. There are no profits. Our aim is to offer great hand-picked music and an outlet for up-and-coming artists to be heard. Help keep the diverse musical universe alive!
Below are three links to visit and spread to friends of music.
The first asks that you sign up to keep informed about the movement to keep stations like All Dixie on the air. Your email address will not be sold or used outside of the stated purpose.
Bitchin', ain't it? Here's how to get yours for free. Simply send a self-addressed stamped envelop to:
All Dixie Rock 3950 Laurel Canyon Boulevard #1452 Studio City, California 91614
Remember, address an envelope as if you're mailing it to yourself. Don't seal it but put a stamp on it. Put that envelope inside another envelope and address that one to the above address. Mail it and you'll receive your sticker (probably two of them) in a couple of weeks.
International listeners: See your local post about "international reply coupons." Place one inside an envelope with a note containing your mailing address and we can exchange the coupon locally for U.S. postage.
Pull up your favorite chair and watch this terrific documentary that explores the roots, legacy and artists of Southern Rock.
It features interviews with band members, producers, managers and family and friends of the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie, Charlie Daniels, Drive-By Truckers and others. It first aired on CMT in 2005.