Hello everyone - Recently the ASCAP and SoundExchange fees have increased exponentially and the 2016 Copyright Royalty Board (CBR), who sets rates administered by SoundExchange, did not renew the Small Webcasters Agreement for 2016 - 2020.
This means that it is, now, a lot more expensive to broadcast “Asparagus Radio " without any sponsorship/advertising/commercials. Also as listenership keeps increasing = more TLH (Total Listening Hours) per month which, also, increases the cost for Royalty Coverage.
They are making it very difficult on the "Independent Broadcaster". Yet my desire is to continue bringing this great music to the world!
That being said - To any Asparagus Radio listeners who enjoy the 24/7 commercial-free music, and would like to help keep Asparagus Radio cultivating online throughout 2016 and beyond, I have set up this GoFundMe account for any donations to help this cause. ALL donations will be used, exclusively, towards keeping Asparagus Radio on the air! Any amount will help and be appreciated!