June 1, 2005 9:18 PM Subscribe
I am preparing to do a music podcast and wonder about the required level of pod-safeness required.
posted by spartacusroosevelt to media & arts (1 answer total)
I listen to a bunch of music podcasts. I would assume to be podsafe, the playlist would be totally free of major label music. However, over the past few weeks I have heard in the podcasts I subscribe to: a) the theme to the movie Barbarella; b) Merv Griffin singing "Chatanooga Choo Choo"; c) a track from The Grey Album; d) several tracks with very recognizable major label samples; e) tracks originally issued on an indie that were reissued on a major; f) tracks issued on on a major in Europe, but not in the US. All of these I would assume would be frowned upon by the RIAA.
Granted not all of these podcasts claim to be podsafe and some hosts like libsyn require you to be totally non-RIAA. My tastes run pretty obscure so I am not too worried, but I just want to double-check. I am not going to get a subpeona for playing Lee and Nancy or 70s major label Krautrock, am I?