We reported 7/22 on The San Francisco Chronicle’s SFGate.com’s deal with internet radio startup Earbits. Earbits-powered SFGate Radio launched 7/20, offering six different streams. It has its own licensing agreement with content providers that includes a waiver of performance royalties.
Also, it’s free, with no audio spots or limited listening.
RBR-TVBR asked Co-founder and CEO Florez about the process for submission of songs and how it’s determined whether they will play or not; What radio or TV stations have contracted so far; What the revenue model is for those contracting; and How might this change things for internet radio and terrestrial radio.