IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM BILL AND KAT:
For the past 4 years, we have been honored to support Indie Artists and Bands from around the globe, in multiple genres, by providing a network of internet radio stations designed to showcase and promote incredible music that deserves to be heard. We have created opportunites to get Indie CD's into an awesome brick-and-mortar store, and put many Indie Artists on the Roots Music Report. We have opened doors for our BillandKatRadio family members, connecting them to opportunities on compilation CD's with worldwide distribution, getting their music played on FM stations around the world, and helping them gain recognition within reputable music awards organizations. We are proud of the work we do, and are humbly grateful to know we are making a difference.
The recent bankruptcy and closure of Streamlicensing has forced us to carefully evaluate our business. We broadcast the best Indie music available 24/7/365, and produce unique and entertaining internet radio programs to showcase amazing talent. Can we continue to spend hundreds of dollars every month trusting that royalties will be paid to the Artists? We spoke to many of our artists, and discovered all of them had yet to receive a royalty check from the PROs, and we are not the only stations playing their music. The way the calculations run for royalties, a song has to be played hundreds of times to generate that first $1 payout.
We absolutely agree musicians and bands deserve to be paid for their work, and have paid our licensing fees religiously. Now that Streamlicensing is gone, we had to look at all of the other options, but their licensing fees are even higher! We are not convinced our Indie Artists are receiving any benefits from this.
Therefore, BillandKatRadio is migrating towards a Waiver System business model. We will continue to proudly support all of our artists, and pay our website and broadcasting fees, but we must have a signed waiver from the artists allowing us to play the music. We feel the services we provide, and real opportunities we share with our artists, will translate more quickly into much higher financial gains for our artists; CD sales and gigs will put real money in their pockets faster than waiting on a royalty check.
BillandKatRadio is known for honesty and integrity. We have always played by the rules, and will continue to do so, through this Waiver System. Over the next few weeks, we will be in the process of re-building and bringing back the stations we had to turn off last year. Sign and submit your waiver NOW to be part of the relaunch of Boots 101, Roots 102, Celtic 103, Cross 104, OTR 105 and Bells 107!
Please click here to sign the waiver.