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Streaming blocked in the USA… and more details

Friends,

After some deep soul searching and looking at all the options, I’ve come to the decision to continue making great radio with America’s Country​.

If you were not aware, over the Holidays, the major groups that set the rates for royalties and other such fees have left small webcasters from the US in the dust. Where I was paying less than $150 a month for coverage in 2015, I would be paying more than $5,000 a month in 2016. Thus, the decision to continue broadcasting will have to include electronically blocking any listeners in the United States.

I would be happy to have a deeper, more detailed conversation with anyone who wishes, but suffice it to say, I’m not happy with this. Because I have a passion and love for entertaining and for American Country Music, I will continue in a new attitude of being an ambassador of US Country Music to the rest of the world. There is still hope that something will come about and we will get our reasonable rates restored. It’s not very likely, but I am still hoping for it and if it does happen, I will resume US broadcasting immediately.

Thank you all for your continued support!

-Timmy

We are temporarily offline

Friends, due to political issues between our royalties and fees provider, SWCAST.net, and SoundExchange, an organization that collects fees and distributes them to performers and labels, America’s Country has to be offline. We are hoping for a quick resolution and a quick return. During this time, please watch and keep up with all this on our Facebook Page: HERE. If you want to read more information, SWCAST.net has their own Facebook Page: HERE. I encourage you to research and show your support!

I will post major updates here and on our FB page. Please continue to monitor this situation on our FB page as that is where I will be posting more info.

Thank you for your support and hanging with us!

-Timmy