So, for all streaming in 2018, nonsubscription webcasters
will pay a per performance royalty of $.
set resoundingly favorable sound recording royalty rates for Pandora and other non-interactive webcasters
Internet-based businesses and webcasters
are stifled by rising costs and
increased the fees webcasters
had to pay record labels through its
Several commercial and radio webcasters
are in dispute with record labels, and the entities representing the labels, for using the labels' licensed materials.
They focus on leading webcasters
in leading broadband markets to analyze the trends where the technology and economics make the media easiest to start and operate.
Under the Small Webcaster
Settlement Act of 2002, small commercial webcasters
reached an agreement with copyright owners that included the option of paying royalties for the period of October 28, 1998, to December 31, 2004, on the basis of a percentage of their revenues, expenses, a combination of both, or a minimum fee rather than paying the royalty rates set by the Librarian of Congress.
Like other new industries, Webcasters
are venturing into a somewhat ungoverned territory.
to reduce the royalty payments Webcasters
must pay to the recording industry, arguing that the proposed rates are still too high.
were last week due to start payments to the artists and record labels whose songs they use, but smaller operators will now only have to pay a maximum of $2,500 rather than a per-song rate that could add up to tens of thousands of dollars more.
The American Federation of Musicians (AFM) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) hail the Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) decision setting the payment terms that will govern webcasters
when they use music on radio-style Internet programs.
of Broadcasters and Webcasters
argued that a high rate would stifle development.