[JPL] Royalty-Rate Hike Alarms Web Broadcasters

Mark Rini mark at groovmarketing.com
Wed Mar 7 16:08:10 EST 2007


 

"The Copyright Royalty Board, an obscure federal agency charged by Congress
in late 2004 with setting sound-recording royalty rates for online radio
stations, has carried out its mandate -- with the result that some
broadcasters could be on the hook for millions of dollars more than they had
planned. 

"The rates set by the board, effective retroactively to 2006, start at .08
cents per song, per listener. While that might not sound like much, it rises
every year and adds up fast. And that's in addition to the sizeable
royalties Internet radio companies pay to the songwriters and composers of
the underlying works. "With these rates, there's no Pandora," asserts Tim
Westergren, co-founder of Pandora.com, an online radio service with about
six million registered users."

 

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