Rhapsody Asking Labels for New Internet Radio Rules - A2IM Disagrees
Date: Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 09:52:31 UTC

Streaming music service Rhapsody is taking steps to augment its Internet radio features - to the chagrin of some in the music industry. The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) today issued the following note to members: "From what we're hearing, Rhapsody is seeking the webcaster 'pureplay' royalty rates rather than using the standard Copyright Royalty Board ('CRB') rates (set by a government tribunal). These pureplay rates are approximately a 40% discount off of the CRB set rates and they are offered to pureplay webcasters because of certain important concessions that these webcasters agree to that are important to independent labels and artists." Complete Article

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