Hey ladies and gents! I was going through the forum and trying to take in what I can, this will definitely be a good resource for me going forward. I'm in the beginning stages of my open source broadcasting project. To sum it up, I have always wanted to do radio, but was discouraged by the limited choices in stations when I grew up. Not to mention, even if you do find a relatively hip radio station, you still have to adhere to some strict rules that I'm sure I wouldn't be into. I live in the Twin Cities, and do Building Automation for HVAC and lighting systems, and this project is something I could do in my spare time to see if I can will my dream into reality. So, I'm going to withhold the gritty details, but it's a program that is a hybrid of human interest and music broadcasting. I want to delve into the subjective connection individuals have to music, as well as highlight the fact that music breaks boundaries and brings us collectively together. This vision I have has to incorporate licensed music. Ideally, I would have the guests say the name of an artist or song, and I would like to be able to mix it it. Maybe not every single song will be able to be played given the licensing issue, but I've heard that you can get a license from BMI and ASPCA which should cover a majority of what I'm trying to do. I've also read how if you have music over voices, that is a separate license? How true is that? Because during intro I plan on doing monologues and would like to layer music underneath of it. I really would appreciate any and all knowledge of this subject, I tried getting an IP lawyer to help me navigate this tumultuous legal landscape, but she wanted 1500 dollars to even utter a word to me and estimated over 6 grand to make me bullet proof. Thank you!