MusicDish e-Journal - November 24, 2017
MusicDish Advertising Network
Search MusicDish e-Journal (Advanced)
Subscribe To MusicDish e-Journal
About | Contact | Advertise | RSS | Submit Article | Submit News | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution
Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network

Soundexchange Files Direct Case Requesting Market-Based Webcasting
By MusicDish
(more articles from this author)
Comment | Email | Print | RSS

Washington, D.C., -- SoundExchange®, the digital performance rights organization representing the interests of recording artists and record labels, has filed its direct case with the Copyright Royalty Board in Washington, D.C. to request new market-based royalty rates for, among others, Internet webcasters and broadcast simulcasters (“webcasters”). These webcasting rates will be established by a panel of three judges and will be in effect from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2010. October 31, 2005, was the deadline for all participants to submit rate requests.

SoundExchange has requested that nonsubscription webcasters pay royalties equal to the greater of: $0.0019 per performance or rate of $.02945 per ATH (aggregate tuning hour) for Internet-only programming and $0.0247 for broadcast simulcast programming or 30% of revenue. Similar rates were proposed for subscription services with the addition of a per-subscriber per-month minimum of $1.37.

“SoundExchange has proposed rates that reflect the fair market value of the sound recordings used by these services,” commented SoundExchange’s Executive Director, John L. Simson. “The wealth of recorded music that SoundExchange represents, whether released by independents, majors or the artists themselves, is what attracts listeners, and these services should pay marketplace rates to compensate the artists and record labels whose music they are using as the foundation for their businesses.”

“The creation of music depends upon the commitment of substantial resources, including both human and economic. The final result is, therefore, a valuable product,” commented Don Rose, acting president of A2IM (American Association of Independent Music). “While wishing to support webcasting and new distribution platforms, music creators cannot give recordings away at less than market rates, as this formerly ancillary income becomes more important with each passing day. SoundExchange’s rate proposal is to establish marketplace rates and services whose primary business is to distribute music should be willing to pay market rates.”

“AFTRA encourages the growth of new services and their potential for bringing our members’ music to the public. That potential can only be realized if artists are encouraged to create by receiving fair compensation for the exploitation of their work,” added AFTRA’s National Executive Director Kim Roberts Hedgpeth. “We support SoundExchange’s proposal to ensure that artists receive compensation that reflects fair market value for the exploitation of the recordings which are the core of these businesses.”

Tom Lee, president of the AFM said, “The music that listeners world-wide love to hear is created by thousands of performers who are ordinary business people, as well as creative artists. In order to survive they depend on combining many small and varied income streams from their work. The AFM supports SoundExchange’s efforts to ensure that webcasters pay a fair royalty for the use of recordings – one that will enable music makers, music labels and music services to flourish.”


SoundExchange is the first performance rights organization in the United States to collect and distribute digital audio transmission royalties to artists and sound recording copyright owners. SoundExchange represents over 1,000 different record companies and 12,000 recording artists, and is seeking out more labels and artists who are owed royalties for sound recordings played on digital cable and satellite television music services, satellite radio services or streamed via noninteractive webcast. The nonprofit organization is governed by a board of artist and label representatives. Services include track level accounting of performances to all members and collection and distribution of foreign royalties to all members. All artists, labels and/or their representatives are invited to visit .

Home » Insider Scoop » Soundexchange Files Direct Case Requesting Market-Based Webcasting
Email |Print |Comment |RSS

back | top

MusicDish Advertising Network

Insider Scoop

» Streaming & Listening Diversity - Spotify Case Study

» Pandora Subscriber Base Grows to Over 5 Million

» Music Industry Betting On VR & AR For New Revenue

» Sound Royalties Unearths Millions in Undistributed Royalties

» Indie Labels Represent Over A Third Of Global Recorded Music Market

Insider Scoop Directory

» [2017-11-21] Joint Statement By The Nordic Musicians' Unions And British Musicians' Union; Discussions On The Issue Of Gender Inequality, Sexism And Sexual Harassment, The Scale Of Which Had Been Highlighted By The Recent #metoo Campaign

» [2017-11-13] Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist; Nearly A Quarter Of Those Named This Year Are Female, Proving That Music Production Is No Longer A Bastion For The Boys

» [2017-11-13] The Nashville Musicians Sound Healthcare Plan Rolls Out; Sound Healthcare & Financial Announced The Formation Of A True Group Health Insurance Policy Plan For Musicians And Industry Professionals

» [2017-11-09] Streaming & Listening Diversity - Spotify Case Study; Will Artists Have An Easier Time Finding An Audience, Or Will Streaming Focus Global Attention On A Small Number Of Stars?

» [2017-11-09] Two-Sides Of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt; Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties While Kobalt Launches Fund To Invest In Music Copyright

» [2017-11-08] Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes; ROLI Chief Creative Officer, Live Nation Sweden Managing Directors, Music Glue Global Head Of Business Development, BBR Music Group VP Of International, Warner/Chappell Music Spain Managing Director And Blue Night Director Of Music Clearance

» [2017-11-08] Europe's Digital Music Leaders Form Alliance; European Digital Music Companies Launch Of Digital Music Europe

» [2017-11-05] Pandora Subscriber Base Grows To Over 5 Million; Pandora Premium Paid Subscribers Cross The 1 Million Milestone In October 2017

» [2017-11-05] Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services; Engineers Billy Klein And Brian Frederick Spearhead New Online Mastering Effort Through OC Studio

» [2017-11-05] Music Industry Betting On VR & AR For New Revenue; The Music Industry Is Making An Early Bet On VR & AR To Create New Revenue Streams Across All Their Lines Of Business

» [2017-11-04] Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties; Nearly $14 Million In Undistributed Royalties Has Been Found By Music-focused Finance Firm Sound Royalties

» [2017-11-02] MusicDish*China October China Label Music Releases And Charts; Several Tracks From October Releases Have Charted On Chinese Music Portal Kanjian ING Top 10 Weekly Chart
MusicDish Advertising Network

follow MusicDish on
Follow MusicDish on Twitter

Mi2N Music PR

Hybrid Studios To Sponsor Unsigned Only 2018

Twice The Holiday Feel-Good Vibe From NYC Indie Rockers

LOVE MY COUNTRY! Is The Ultimate Compilation Series Featuring 20 Hot New Hits

Getting Restless

Your Favorite Color Releases "Heartache"

Melvin Alan Album "Wonderful Life"

Jean Louisa Kelly Presents A Personal Collection Of Songs From The American Standards And Musical Theater

Websites: Mi2N | MusicDish*China | MusicDish Network | MusicDishTV | Urban Music News Network
Services: Submit Article | Submit News | Submit Video | Artist Development | Premium PR Distribution

Copyright © 1997-2017 MusicDish LLC., all rights reserved.
About MusicDish e-Journal | Contact Us | Advertise | RSS | Internships