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SoundExchange and NAB agreement

Update 22.02.2004 No news as of 22nd February on the outcome, or existence, of  royalty negotiations for other webcasting organisations. This for legislation which authorised agreements reached before 15th February. ———————————- Radio and Internet Newsletter reports SoundExchange and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have reached an agreement on webcast royalties for commercial broadcasters’ simulcast […]

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It’s like that

“It’s like that … and that’s the way it is.” RUN-DMC vs. Jason Nevins Radio news Requiem for satellite radio The New York Times says Sirius XM is preparing for possible bankruptcy ‘A bankruptcy would make Sirius XM one of the largest casualties of the credit squeeze. With over $5 billion in assets, it would […]

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Newsflash: Webcaster Settlement Act

Save Net Radio reports today “Legislation authorizing SoundExchange to negotiate royalty agreements with webcasters on behalf of copyright owners and performers before the end of the year has been approved by the U.S. Senate.  The Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 (H.R. 7084), passed unanimously in the House of Representatives earlier this week, was approved by […]

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Simson to Pandora ‘put ads in the stream’

Interview with John Simson, head of SoundExchange, the US organisation responsible for collecting royalties for music performed via non-terrestrial radio (web, satellite) and distributing those royalties to artists. Context: in the US terrestrial radio broadcasters over AM and FM pay nothing in performance royalties (unlike the UK). Satellite radio stations XM and Sirius pay a […]

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Endgame in sight

SoundExchange vs internet radio “We’re approaching a pull-the-plug kind of decision,” says Tim Westergren, founder of Pandora “We’re funded by venture capital,” he said. “They’re not going to chase a company whose business model has been broken. So if it doesn’t feel like its headed towards a solution, we’re done.” The article also provides a […]

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