US Copyright Royalty Board raises rates for internet radio

US leading non-interactive digital music platforms such as Pandora and Sirius/XM will pay higher royalties to labels and performers for the next four years, following a decision made by the Copyright Royalty Board on December 16.

While the 2015 rate per stream for free non-subscription streams was $0.0014 or 14 cents per 100 streams, the CRB set the rate for commercial subscription services in 2016 at $0.0022 per stream. The rate for commercial nonsubscription services in 2016 is set at ...

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