Today I will host a one hour special (4-5 pm US Central time) on Metal Blade Records joining the RIAA- which makes it impossible for me to play any bands on their roster on any of my internet shows.
Feel free to call into the show and give your opinions on this new development. I'm not here to judge Metal Blade - and certainly, not its bands, BUT considering metal acts get very little regular air time, to restrict those of us who work so hard to promote these bands from doing so seems to be counter productive to helping the bands in the first place. Is it that Metal Blade is too big to need us anymore?
And considering how the RIAA has bullied people in the past, its business practices are the opposite of how metal labels have traditionally treated its fans. Does this mean that RIAA will soon come after (and sue) every 15 year old boy who has downloaded a Goatwhore or As I Lay Dying song? If so, what a boon for RIAA - they'll be suing kids for years.
Here is the LINK for the show.
I hope you can stop by and give your opinion.
AND feel free to call in and discuss with me and the listeners.