Rules For The Revolution: The Podcast

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Episode 012: Promonet – get music into your podcast legally

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Host: Colette Vogele

Guest: Corey Denis, Digital Marketing Manager for IODA

Corey Denis

Bio forthcoming… As Digital Marketing Manager of IODA, Corey’s responsible for Promonet, Digital Marketing, User Advocacy, and for demonstrating the increase of digital sales across the long tail as a result of digital marketing for labels and musicians around the world. Prior to joining IODA in 2005, Corey has had deep roots in independent music, working in the music industry for over 10 years, and worked for five+ years at indie labels, including W.A.R.? – What Are Records?, where she worked in tour promotion, marketing, research, A&R, production and online marketing development. Corey pioneered and nurtured W.A.R.?’s New Media Marketing department which resulted in an increase in digital sales and new online attention for W.A.R.? In addition, Corey has worked creatively with independent filmmakers, as a music supervisory consultant for indie comedies and dramas such as “Virgins” and “The Hand Job.” In 2003-04, she was also responsible for producing and directing Guerrilla Wordfare, a hip hop/ spoken word/ art festival in Boulder, CO. Her blog and music podcast are called Not Shocking. Her blog and music podcast are called Not Shocking.

Topics and Questions for Episode 012: Corey Denis, Digital Marketing Manager for the Independent Online Distribution Alliance (more commonly called IODA), gets down to brass tacks and explains Promonet, a service that allows users to place music into their audio or video podcasts (or video blogs, or internet radio program, or zine, or website, or whatever) legally. She explains the service, some of its terms of use, and some issues related to music licensing.

Links for this Episode


  • Promonet Homepage
  • Promonet “about” page
  • Promonet TOS
  • Background info on the “public performance” question and downloads:

  • “Are songwriters double-dipping”(article by Steve Gorden about ASCAP’s suit to clarify whether downloads should be counted as a “public performance” under the Copyright Act)
  • DiMA’s Fact Sheet on music downloads
  • Podcasting Legal Guide’s section on music licensing
  • Corey’s music podcast: Not Shocking
  • THIS JUST IN – Apr. 26: The US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled yesterday that a “download” of a file embodying a particular song is NOT a “public performance” of that song under the copyright act. This helps clear up the on-going debate (discussed in this episode) about the scope of the public performance right.

    As always, you can reference the The Podcasting Legal Guide: Rules for the Revolution for more information on legal questions related to podcasting.

    Credits: Benjamin A. Costa, Legal and Production Intern. Music for this episode is licensed through IODA’s Promonet. Download “Rock and Roll Rhythm” (mp3) from “Fancey” by Fancey. What Are Records.

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      3 Comments so far

      1. Matthew Wayne Selznick April 25th, 2007 9:38 pm

        Hurrah! My two favorite new media heroines on one show, together, at the same time! What a nice surprise.

        I hope this episode helps more podcasters understand Promonet, and brings more listeners to both of ya. Keep up the good work!

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      3. Sarah November 1st, 2007 10:00 am

        For Podcasts, I have found two sites that have royalty free music that is podcast safe. and
        I hope this helps other podcasters so they don’t run into trouble with the RIAA.