Removing each other's music? I don't see a way for that to happen. Loading a new track doesn't automatically cut off what's playing -- it seems to just be added to a queue. What do you mean?
Anybody can also play shitty music that sucks and STEPS HAVE TO BE TAKEN.
I was really enjoying it until the inevitable removal of all songs started to occur. Boo-urns!
Listening Room is not a tool for pirating music. It’s designed to be able to share music with other people without sharing files with them – they get a chance to hear stuff they don’t own, and then if they like it they can buy their own copy. So I don’t think it’s any kind of threat to the music industry, and I haven’t had anyone in the music industry contact me to complain, much less make legal threats.
That said, the fact is that Listening Room involves streaming music over the Internet, and according to US copyright laws you need additional permission from the copyright holder to do that. There are ways to try to avoid this issue, including operating under the DMCA safe harbor provision and pretending/hoping there’s no copyrighted material on your service until a copyright holder notifies you of a violation. But I believe the right thing to do here is to respect the spirit of the law
There are limitations on how many times you can play songs from the same artist or album within a short time period
you’re not allowed to publish a schedule of exactly when a song or artist is going to be played. Honoring this will require changing the Listening Room queue UI a bit.
Before music can play in a room, the room will need song credits. Song credits come from users, who buy them and then contribute them to the room [...] So, for example, if you have 10 people in a room and everybody kicks in one credit, you can all listen to 10 songs.
I’m going to have a fundraiser, starting next week, to raise $50,000 to pay the initial licensing costs for Listening Room.
There's no way in Hell I'm paying to play songs that someone can come along and just decide to remove. Doesn't matter how cheap it is.
Song credits come from users, who buy them and then contribute them to the room, or from sponsors, who can pay for a room’s song credits in exchange for the room running a small ad.
"Here’s the plan for getting LR back up and running:
1. I’m currently making some technical changes to make LR comply with internet radio regulations. These changes should be done in the next couple of days.
2. I’m looking for advertisers to sponsor Listening Room. Please contact abe at sleeperindustries dot com, or fill out the form below.
3. Next week I’m going to relaunch Listening Room in private beta, to test out all the new changes (there are some nice new features and UI improvements as well). You can sign up to participate in the private beta below.
4. After a short private beta period, once I’ve got the bugs worked out and enough advertisers in place, I’ll re-open LR to the world.
Thanks again to everyone for your support. I can’t wait to have LR back up and running!"
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