A new association has been created by internet radio stations to represent the industry. The Association of Streaming Media Companies (ASMeC) will lobby for fairer licencing of music, as well as develop commercial opportunities and network resources.
Tom Lousada of Glasgow’s Magnetic Radio is the association’s co-ordinator. Tom told Radiojam that in order for internet radio to develop and move into profitability, representation was critical: “The streaming media industry offers the consumer a varied choice of entertainment that is not viable under the traditional media model, it is therefore vital that the correct practices are developed and maintained to ensure quality for the consumer and the ability for the industry to grow in size and commercial value.”
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