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Reasons why ElectricFM went offair

By Chris B.
September 20, 2020

It wasn't as simple as waking up one day and deciding we'd cease broadcasting. There was much more to it, and the problems stemmed from multiple angles.

In 2016, Internet-only broadcasters were faced with the cancellation of a royalty agreement that enabled us to pay a flat rate for broadcasting music content. Beginning in January 2016, online-only broadcasters would need to pay a per-song rate for every song aired. Depending on how big your audience was, this can quickly turn into a lot of money.

For 2017, we made the difficult decision to cease broadcasting. Due to the ever-rising royalty costs, coupled with some personal matters, it was a very difficult decision to make. But, at the time, it was what was best. At the time, it wasn't known that we would eventually work toward a re-launch. We figured that was the end for ElectricFM. We were wrong, and are glad to be wrong on this!

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About ElectricFM

ElectricFM is an online dance radio station broadcasting from New York City, NYC. We are commercial-free streaming radio. We will never charge our listeners to access our Internet dance radio station. ElectricFM began broadcasting in 2008, but took a break from 2017-2020.

In late 2020, ElectricFM was re-launched, and as of February 2021, we are back and better than ever! Stream pure dance hits on your computer, smartphone, or tablet with our free apps. Online dance radio never sounded so good! We welcome everyone back to America's Real Dance, ElectricFM!