As you guys might have noticed that Live365.com is asking you to register to listen to ANY radio station on their listing - which of course includes us. This will go into full affect starting January 2003 - right now you aren't required to register but as of Jan 1st you will be. If you want to check the information Live365 will be requiring - you can check this link: http://www.live365.com/registration/index.live

Below are snippets of their main editor's candid release. An official release will soon follow.

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If you have tried to listen to or watch any of the samples that were on AV - you might have noticed!!

They aren't THERE!!

My idiot of a hosting company (HostRocket.com) - if they are reading this, YES I CALLED YOU GUYS IDIOTS! - have deleted all of AV's audio/video samples just because all of a sudden its their policy.

To that all i say is: "LISTEN TO THE SAMPLES!! - THEY ARE ONE MINUTE LONG AT MOST AND AT FREAKING 56kpbs!! - That aren't even FM QUALITY!!"

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It must be said that for now AV isn't going under. We now have to pay $5/stream/month as our new fee. Not too bad you say? Well remember this is only because AV is not a business. As a business all the royalty fees mentioned here still stand - so we still need to change that fee model for AV to survive on a long term basis.

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The Verdict is in - seems AV has to pay 0.07 cents / listener / song play to the RIAA.

This may not sound like much but, if you take into account that AV gets above 5000 hours of listener time per month and assume that each song is about 5 minutes long - AV ends up paying about $42/listener/month.

This my friends is a fee - AV can't afford. Plain and simple.

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Well as you might have guessed I recently interviewed Dj Cheb I Sabbah for the site and well through the generosity of that man - I/we (AsianVibrations' community) now have copies of Krishna Lila and Asian Travels 2 which will be soon part of the webcast - give me this weekend. I do have another life you know :)

Besides that I also acquired two other cds which I will be also sharing with all of you. Just wait - figured I would inform you, just in case you were wondering if I am actually doing something for the site or not :).

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