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The End Of Gamers Radio May Be Near

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 31, 2007
CONTACT: Rod Hsiao, Rod@Live365.com

Live365 Joins Filing for Emergency Stay of New Royalty Rate Increases

Foster City, CA—Mark Lam, CEO of Live365 Inc. joined other Internet radio companies today to submit an affidavit in support of a motion for an emergency stay to halt a steep increase in sound recording royalty rates. On March 2nd, 2007 the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) imposed new royalty rates that threaten to bankrupt Internet radio stations like Live365.

“Look, when ALL Internet radio companies, large and small, are fighting the CRB decision the result is obviously flawed. Live365 is one of the top 4 royalty payers to SoundExchange and I can tell you we’ve never made a profit. Now they want to increase music label profits by arbitrarily increasing rates by 44%, 84%, 136% to 150% over four years! They also increased rates on National Public Radio and college stations. I don’t see any consideration for the public interest in the CRB’s deliberations: it was flawed.

Make no mistake, we want to pay a fair royalty to artists. We have been paying songwriters for their copyright royalties for years and you don’t hear complaints about that. But the new rates are insanely high and will kill Internet radio.”

Background on Live365
Established in 1997, Live365 (www.live365.com) is the world’s largest Internet radio network that hosts nearly 10,000 stations and streams music to more than 4 million listeners a month. Its mission is to make it affordable and easy for individuals to start their own radio stations and share their love for music to listeners around the world. Live365 has gone to great lengths to provide a legal and equitable means to stream music to listeners while paying royalties for the right to do so.

Here are some very interesting quotes from the filing:

Page 5: Appellants have contacted both the Clerk's Office and opposing counsel advising them of this Motion. Appellants have sought the consent of Appellees CRB and SoundExchange, Inc. ("SoundExchange") to the relief requested by this Application. Neither Appellee has provided consent.

Page 7: The irreparable harm manifests itself in different ways for different Appellants, but one common thread runs throughout: absent a stay prior to the effective initial payment date of July 15, 2007, the decision will cause wide-scale shutdowns of Appellants' webcasting offerings.

Page 8: Absent a stay, Live365 will be forced to shut down on July 15, 2007. (As will GR1 and GR2)

Page 8: For four of the SCWs (Small Commercial Webcasters) that participated before the CRB, royalties will increase from 11% of revenues under the pre-existing rate structure to 300% of revenues in 2006, 306.5% of revenues in 2007, and 345% of revenues in 2008 – royalty increases of over 2,000%.

Page 9: Unless stayed, the Final Determination will cause NPR substantially to reduce its online radio offerings as of July 15, 2007.

Page 9: The Final Determination will lead to the loss of many diverse sources of music. It will have a devastating impact on independent artists, small stations, and audiences. Quite literally, the date on which the Final Determination becomes effective will be "the day the music dies" for online radio. A stay pending appeal thus is urgently needed.

Page 20: The rates imposed by the CRB could not possibly comply with the "willing-buyer willing-seller" standard of 5 114(f)(2)(B), because no "willing buyer" would ever agree to the ruinous royalty levels contained in the Final Determination.

Page 23: The statutory factors demonstrate that online radio should be encouraged, not punished with higher royalties.

Page 23: There is no doubt that the Final Determination will have an imminent, certain, and devastating impact on online radio.

Discuss this in our Forums

Last Chance To Save Internet Radio

Dear Live365 Broadcasters,

On March 21st, I wrote you regarding the initial ruling by the Copyright Royalty
Board (CRB) announcing catastrophically high new royalty rates as
well as a $500/year minimum per station. Despite the outcry of nearly all
webcasters, the CRB denied the request for a rehearing and has proceeded
with their original ruling.

In response to these new and unfair fees, Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA)
introduced the Internet Radio Equality Act (HR 2060) on April 26th.

This bill will provide immediate relief from the
proposed new rates and can save thousands of Internet radio stations from going off
the air.

Live365 and the other members of the SaveNetRadio Coalition fully support this
proposal and are working diligently to see it turned into law. The
next step is to line up cosponsors for HR 2060, but time is running short.

We ask that you IMMEDIATELY:

CALL your Representative and ask them to cosponsor HR 2060 -- The Internet Radio
Equality Act. Click here to find your Representative's number:

NOTIFY -- YOUR LISTENERS, ARTISTS, and FRIENDS -- and have them call THEIR
Representatives with the same request to cosponsor HR 2060.

We thank you again for all of the great support so far. Let's keep the momentum
building into a crescendo that everyone can hear.


Sincerely,

Jason Stoddard
Director, Broadcasting
Live365.com

Ps. It looks like Live365 will be observing the "Day of Silence" on May 8th. More
information to come?

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DisturbedDown With The SicknessThe Sickness
DisturbedGuardedTen Thousand Fists
DisturbedRememberBelieve
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DisturbedVoicesThe Sickness
DopeI AmGroup Therapy
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illuminatiMachineilluminatimusic.com
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Killswitch EngageA Bid FarewellThe End Of Heartache
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Killswitch EngageRose Of SharynThe End Of Heartache
Killswitch EngageTake This OathThe End Of Heartache
Killswitch EngageThe End Of HeartacheThe End Of Heartache
Killswitch EngageWhen Darkness FallsThe End Of Heartache
KornA.D.I.D.A.S.Life Is Peachy
KornDid My TimeTake A Look In The Mirror
KornFreak On A LeashFollow The Leader
KornHere To StayUntouchables
KornNo One's ThereUntouchables
KornThoughtlessUntouchables
Limp BizkitAlmost OverResults May Vary
Lollipop Lust KillLike A DiseaseMy So Called Knife
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Manifest DestinyAs I AmWithin
Manifest DestinyDethronedWithin
Manifest DestinyStorm Is FormingWithin
Marilyn MansonComa WhiteMechanical Animals
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Marilyn MansonI Don't Like The DrugsMechanical Animals
Marilyn MansonRock Is DeadThe Matrix Soundtrack
Marilyn MansonTainted LoveNot Another Teen Movie ST
Marilyn MansonThe NobodiesHoly Wood (In the Shadow of the Valley of Death)
MotograterDownMotograter
MudvayneForget To RememberLost And Found
MudvayneHappyLost And Found
MudvayneMercy, SeverityThe End of All Things to Come
MudvayneNot FallingThe End of All Things to Come
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NGBCold2The Spiral Eyes
Nine Inch NailsHurtThe Downward Spiral
NonpointBullet With a NameTo The Pain
NonpointMove NowRecoil
NonpointThere's Going to be a War!To The Pain
NonpointTruthRecoil
No OneChemicalNo One
OrgyCan't Take ThisPunk Statik Paranoia
PanteraCementary GatesCowboys From Hell
PanteraWalkVulgar Display Of Power
Papa RoachGetting Away With MurderGetting Away With Murder
Rage Against The MachineFreedomRage Against The Machine
RammsteinAmerikaReise, Reise
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RammsteinIch WillMutter
RammsteinLinksMutter
RammsteinMann gegen MannRosenrot
RammsteinRosenrotRosenrot
RammsteinSonneMutter
RammsteinSpringRosenrot
RammsteinWo bist duRosenrot
RiketsHollywoodAnything For The Devil
Riketsthe murderThe Best of War and More
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SeetherDriven UnderDisclaimer II
SeetherGasolineDisclaimer II
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SevendustFollowAnimosity
SevendustGoneSeasons
SevendustPraiseAnimosity
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SevendustSeparateSeasons
Seven WiserLifeSeven Wiser
Seven WiserSickSeven Wiser
Shadows FallWhat Drives The WeakWar Within
Shinedown0.45Leave A Whisper
ShinedownHeroesUs And Them
ShinedownSave MeUs And Them
SkilletSaviorCollide
SlipknotDualityVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
SlipknotLeft BehindIowa
SlipknotMy Plague (New Abuse Mix)Resident Evil Soundtrack
Slipknot(SIC)Slipknot
SlipknotSpit It OutSlipknot
SlipknotThe NamelessVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
SlipknotThree NilVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
SlipknotVermilion Pt. 2Vol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
SlipknotVermilionVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
SlipknotWait and BleedSlipknot
SoilBreaking Me DownScars
SoilHaloScars
SoilPrideRedefine
SoilRedefineRedefine
DisturbedSons Of PlunderTen Thousand Fists
SOUND&FURYPerfectly Wrongreflections
SPLYTThe Other SideFigureheads
State of BeingTake Me AwayHaywire
Static XBlack and WhiteMachine
Static-XI'm The OneCD Promo (WB)
Static-XPermanenceThe Hot Stuff: The Noise of Su
StereomudGet Me OutPerfect Self
StereomudPainPerfect Self
StereomudSteppin AwayPerfect Self
Stone Sour1st PersonCome What(ever) May
Stone Sour30/30-150Come What(ever) May
Stone SourInhaleStone Sour
Stone SourMade Of ScarsCome What(ever) May
Stone SourSillyworldCome What(ever) May
Stone SourSocioCome What(ever) May
System of a DownInnervisionSteal This Album!
System of a DownSpidersSystem of a Down
The Accident ExperimentSick Love LetterUnited We Fear
ThriceSend Me An AngelPunk Goes Pop
ToolParabolaLateralus
ToolPrison SexUndertow
ToolSoberUndertow
TraptHeadstrongTrapt
TraptStand UpSomeone In Control
TWYTCHHatredLight Of Day
UnderrideGlass EyeNecessary Evil
UnderrideWatching You BleedHorsepower Kills
White ZombieMore Human than HumanASTRO-CREEP:2000 Songs of Love

2007 Small Broadcasters License

Help us take Gamers Radio, GR1 – Heavy Metal and GR2 – Punk Rock, to the next level and get a chance to win one of three Free Ipods!

In January 2007, we will be eligible to file for a Small Broadcasters License, however the license is going to cost us $2000. That is a lot of money for something we do for fun. Here are some things we can do with this License.

500 Free Listener Slots instead of the current 100. Think of the times you have tried to listen, but the station was full.

10GB of song storage instead of the current 300MB. We would love to add more tons more great songs to the station, but we have been limited on space. Imagine what cool things we can do with 10GB of music storage!

We will be eligible to be listed in the ITunes Radio Directory. Not only is this cool, but if you listen via ITunes, there is no login to Live365!

We will be eligible to be listed on the Microsoft Media Player Radio Station website. Again, this would be cool!

You will be able to listen to Gamers Radio on Tivo!

As you can see, there are a lot of great things available to us with the Small Broadcasters License. With your help, we can achieve this goal.

As an added bonus, everyone who donates will be eligible to win a Free Ipod!

If you want to help us take Gamers Radio to the next level, please donate via PayPal. Please keep in mind that PayPal charges us a fee. 

Contest Details:

Under $1,000 = New 1GB Ipod Shuffle
$1,000-$1,999 = New 2GB Ipod Nano
$2,000 = 30GB Video Ipod

* All dollar amounts are total donations after fee's. 

Minimum $2.00 donation to be eligible for the contest.
Contest ends January 31st, 2007.

This contest is open to anyone who can legally participate based on your local laws. If you are not a US resident, you can still win, but you will be responsible for shipping and all applicable taxes.

Top 13 Tracks As Of August 28, 2006

#ArtistSong TitleAlbum
1RammsteinMann gegen MannRosenrot
2PanteraWalkVulgar Display Of Power
3HelmetUnsungMeantime
4PanteraCementary GatesCowboys From Hell
5NonpointTruthRecoil
6MudvayneForget To RememberLost And Found
7Killswitch EngageWhen Darkness FallsThe End Of Heartache
8Killswitch EngageThe End Of HeartacheThe End Of Heartache
9DisturbedStupifyThe Sickness
10DisturbedDown With The SicknessThe Sickness
11DeftonesChangeQueen of the Damned
12illuminatiMachineilluminatimusic.com
13MushroomheadCrazyXIII

This list is generated weekly from a ranking based on your votes in the Live365 playlist window.

GR1 Station Update

We just updated Gamers Radio GR1 with a bunch of new tunes including 3 new Indie Bands from MySpace!

Hurt – Unkind – Vol. 1
Hurt – Rapture – Vol. 1
Hurt – Overdose – Vol. 1
Hurt – Falls Apart – Vol. 1

Stone Sour – Socio – Come What(ever) May
Stone Sour – Sillyworld – Come What(ever) May
Stone Sour – Made Of Scars – Come What(ever) May
Stone Sour – 30/30-150 – Come What(ever) May
Stone Sour – 1st Person – Come What(ever) May

Shinedown – Save Me – Us And Them
Shinedown – Heroes – Us And Them

Rammstein – Wo bist du – Rosenrot
Rammstein – Spring – Rosenrot
Rammstein – Rosenrot – Rosenrot
Rammstein – Mann gegen Mann – Rosenrot
Nonpoint – Theres Going to be a War! – To The Pain
Nonpoint – Bullet With a Name – To The Pain

Marilyn Manson – I Dont Like The Drugs – Mechanical Animals
Marilyn Manson – Coma White – Mechanical Animals

Killswitch Engage – When Darkness Falls – The End Of Heartache
Killswitch Engage – Take This Oath – The End Of Heartache
Killswitch Engage – Rose Of Sharyn – The End Of Heartache
Killswitch Engage – Hope Is… – The End Of Heartache
Killswitch Engage – A Bid Farewell – The End Of Heartache

MySpace.com/Underride
Underride – Glass Eye – Necessary Evil
Underride – Watching You Bleed – Horsepower Kills

MySpace.com/Rikets
Rikets – the murder – The Best of War and More
Rikets – Hollywood – Anything For The Devil

MySpace.com/MightyMD
Manifest Destiny – Storm Is Forming – Within
Manifest Destiny – Dethroned – Within
Manifest Destiny – As I Am – Within

Top 13 Tracks As Of August 7, 2006

#ArtistSong TitleAlbum
1SlipknotThe NamelessVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
2DisturbedDown With The SicknessThe Sickness
3OrgyCant Take ThisPunk Statik Paranoia
4DisturbedStupifyThe Sickness
5DisturbedGuardedTen Thousand Fists
6SlipknotVermilion Pt. 2Vol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
7KornDid My TimeTake A Look In The Mirror
8DeftonesChangeQueen of the Damned
9ToolParabolaLateralus
10SlipknotLeft BehindIowa
11Rage Against The MachineFreedomRage Against The Machine
12MudvayneMercy, SeverityThe End of All Things to Come
13MudvayneHappyLost And Found

This list is generated weekly from a ranking based on your votes in the Live365 playlist window.

Top 13 Tracks As Of July 31, 2006

#ArtistSong TitleAlbum
1DisturbedDown With The SicknessThe Sickness
2SlipknotThe NamelessVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
3SlipknotVermilion Pt. 2Vol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
4David Draiman of DisturbedForsakenQueen Of The Damned
5Drowning PoolBodiesSinner
6DeftonesChangeQueen of the Damned
7Rage Against The MachineFreedomRage Against The Machine
8OrgyCant Take ThisPunk Statik Paranoia
9NonpointMove NowRecoil
10DisturbedSons Of PlunderTen Thousand Fists
11DisturbedGuardedTen Thousand Fists
12Shinedown.45Leave A Whisper
13MudvayneHappyLost And Found

This list is generated weekly from a ranking based on your votes in the Live365 playlist window.

Top 13 Tracks As Of July 23rd, 2006

#ArtistSong TitleAlbum
1SlipknotThe NamelessVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
2DisturbedDown With The SicknessThe Sickness
3SlipknotVermilion Pt. 2Vol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
4StereomudSteppin AwayPerfect Self
5Rage Against The MachineFreedomRage Against The Machine
6KornA.D.I.D.A.S.Life Is Peachy
7Drowning PoolBodiesSinner
8David Draiman of DisturbedForsakenQueen Of The Damned
9ThriceImage Of The InvisibleVheissu
10SlipknotVermilionVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
11SlipknotLeft BehindIowa
12SlipknotDuality9.0: Live [Disc 2]
13Shinedown.45Leave A Whisper

This list is generated weekly from a ranking based on your votes in the Live365 playlist window.

Top 13 Tracks As Of July 17, 2006

#ArtistSong TitleAlbum
1SlipknotThe NamelessVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
2Drowning PoolBodiesSinner
3ThriceImage Of The InvisibleVheissu
4KornA.D.I.D.A.S.Life Is Peachy
5David Draiman of DisturbedForsakenQueen Of The Damned
6SlipknotVermilion Pt. 2Vol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
7SlipknotMy Plague (New Abuse Mix)Resident Evil Soundtrack
8Shinedown.45Leave A Whisper
9MudvayneHappyLost And Found
10DisturbedDown With The SicknessThe Sickness
11StereomudSteppin AwayPerfect Self
12SlipknotVermilionVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
13SlipknotLeft BehindIowa

This list is generated weekly from a ranking based on your votes in the Live365 playlist window.

Calling All Music Fans!

We are starting a new contest at Gamers Radio. If you like music, then drop by and give us a hand at testing it out. Here are the details.

We are going to start a new monthly contest. For the months of July and August, it is a dry run only. September will be official with a $10 Itunes Gift Card or a 3 Month VIP subscription to Live365 as the prize. Winner will get to choose.

The Rules:

1. I will post a single word from the lyrics of a song at random intervals.
2. You may make one guess with the Artist and Song Title after each word is posted.
3. We will keep track of the winners and the last week of the month will be a “Name That Tune” type contest.
4. Songs can be from any Rock or Pop Genre from any time period.

Final Round
1. When the final round starts, only previous winners for the month will be allowed to participate.
2. Each winner will tell me how many words they can name the tune in.
3. Once all winners have posted, the lowest number gets first guess.
4. If they miss it, the next highest number will get a guess.
5. There is a catch though. Only one word will be added after each miss.
6. If all contestants miss, we will start over. However, we will pick a different part of the song for the next round.

Drop by and check out our new forums!

Top 13 Tracks As Of July 10, 2006

#ArtistSong TitleAlbum
1SlipknotDuality9.0: Live [Disc 2]
2SlipknotWait and BleedSlipknot
3KornFreak On A LeashFollow The Leader
4David Draiman of DisturbedForsakenQueen Of The Damned
5StrataNever ThereStrata
6SlipknotVermilion Pt. 2Vol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
7MudvayneNot FallingThe End of All Things to Come
8Killswitch EngageThe End Of HeartacheThe End Of Heartache
9Breaking BenjanminSo ColdSo Cold
10System of a DownInnervisionSteal This Album!
11SlipknotSpit It OutSlipknot
12SlipknotDualityVol 3 (Subliminal Verses)
13Slipknot(SIC)Slipknot

This list is generated weekly from a ranking based on your votes in the Live365 playlist window.