#howgoogleworks: Why did the Federal Trade Commission ignore staff recommendations to prosecute Google for antitrust violations?

OK, now that you’ve stopped laughing, that’s not a trick question.  We all know why Google has never been prosecuted by the U.S. government.  One way or another, they buy their way out of it through Google’s unprecedented network of lobbyists, fake academics and shadowy nonprofits like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge.  (For […]

Is Your Home Radio Station Lobbying the FCC for a Payola Waiver and Fighting Artist Pay for Radio Play? Part 2: Entercom Communications

As discussed in Part 1, Ben Sisario reported in the New York Times that “Big Radio”, including Entercom Communications based in Bala Cynwyd, PA, is lobbying the FCC for a waiver of the long standing payola rules. Right about the same time that Entercom’s payola waiver filing was released by the FCC, “Big Radio” launched the Free Radio Alliance to […]

RSVP for Jumpstart 8’s Day Party for SXSW on 3/20 at the Side Bar, co-sponsored with #irespectmusic and @thetrichordist!

They’re back!  The Midgetmen’s SXSW Day Party at the Side Bar returns again with Jumpstart 8 and we’re pleased to be sponsoring again this year.  This time our co-sponsors include the #irespectmusic campaign and The Trichordist!  Click here to RSVP! Side Bar, Friday, March 20, noon-6pm 602 EAST 7TH ST (just East of Red River) Austin […]