Getting a proper PRS licence for a podcast costs a LOT of money - when Kooba Radio did it they had to have several big fundraisers to get it, and it took TIME - and don't forget Tom Robinson would probably also have BBC accountants/regulations to go through too. I'd imagine that would be more the issue.richgilb wrote:Not sure about that but you may be right. But I wonder if they also can't afford to pay for 24 hours of broadcast music but want to be a 24 hour station.
As for that article about CDs - it's from several years ago, things have changed a LOT. And anyway, sending a WAV is a million times easier for bands - no covers to make, no CDs to buy, and it's INSTANT.
Also I don't think you can have a go at anybody who sits through HUNDREDS of demo tracks a WEEK! When we used to run a label I found it hard to get through the 10-20 we got a week (our name was alphabetically near the top of lists...) without SOBBING with WOE!