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Wait, What? The Copyright Royalty Board, Webcasting Rates and Paying Artists, Explained

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Wait, What? The Copyright Royalty Board, Webcasting Rates and Paying Artists, Explained

via Billboard: With the music business continuing its seemingly inexorable shift to streaming, the CRB’s decision is incredibly important to a wide range of companies and people. But it’s a complicated subject. So here are answers to some common questions that will help Billboard readers wade through the issue.

What just happened?
The Copyright Royalty Board has announced the webcasting rates for 2016 through 2020. The rate proceeding was called “Webcasting IV” (three rate proceedings came before it). These are statutory rates to be paid by eligible digital music services that use the compulsory license made available under the Copyright Act. Click on the link below to read more…

Author: Ed Christman and Glenn Peoples, Billboard

Read more: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/6812918/wait-what-the-copyright-royalty-board-webcasting-rates

Related - D.C. Sets New Webcasting Rates: Free Streams Up, Paid Streams Down (With an Asterisk): http://www.billboard.com/articles/business/6812915/new-webcasting-rates-free-streams-up-paid-streams-down-pandora

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