Expectations (Festerhead): I'm just looking for refuge from RIAA. I'll b#tch and moan with the rest of you about my thoughts on the DMCA, but being an adult now, I simply can't afford the liability.
I was looking at audiorealm as a place to be legal for little $ up front, but it occurs to me that if my listeners are willing to fork out $5/month, I'd really like to pocket more than $1 of that (that's what AR gives back). Heck, even the $5 won't be enough to cover licensing and hosting costs. And anyway, why should my listeners pay $5/month when they can listen to the non-RIAA-compliant streams coming out of Taiwan? Yeah, looks like Audiorealm's heart is in the right place, but... I just hope they can save all the penniless hobbyists with their lo-cost turn-key offering when RIAA starts enforcing the DMCA. But for those of us hoping to pay for the broadcast with voluntary funds (affiliates? advertising? donations?), it just doesn't seem like the right solution.