You may or may not know that I own the website CCMRewind.com which has been sort of this tug-o-war with my time since 2000 when I first got the idea to develop a Classic Christian Music format when I was talking with a friend of mine who also used to work in Christian Music Radio “back in the day”.
For one reason or 10 I’ve never really pushed the launch to put things out there. Some of the factors are I hate messing with the music licensing of ASCAP, SESAC, BMI and SOUNDEXCHANGE to develop a hobby stream and then there is the investment of the time and equipment and blah, blah, blah. I guess I own all the equipment needed and I have an automation system that is killer to run the whole thing through but the big thing is just the licensing which is a major pain in the butt because you not only have to pay to compensate for the money you make but also the money you invest into the stream which to me is just stupid and the label system and publishers and of course radio keeping a lockdown on what web stream operators are able to do….that day is coming to an end.
For now, I invite you to check out my Spotify playlist for CCMRewind.