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Pandora stays alive by reaching workable royality rates

There's been a lot of news about the stalled negotiations between online radio providers, artists and record labels, but that seems to have come to an end, and at least one online music site is very happy about it. Pandora, a popular music player and recommendation service, was at the top of the list of possible casualties in the royalty battle, but thanks to the new agreement - which requires...

Music to our ears: SoundExchange and webcasters reach compromise

Net radio isn't dead yet. SoundExchange, the organization responsible for collecting royalties from online broadcasters has reached an agreement with the Digital Media Association that will allow the music to keep playing, we think. A quick history less: Earlier this year, the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board voted to raise rates for internet broadcasters. In some cases, the new rates could have cost...

Is the webcast royalty fiasco really about mandatory DRM?

Webcasted radio has been taking it on the chin lately, with a proposal to institute insane royalty rates that would effectively spell the end of many popular broadcasters. Those royalty rates were supposed to go into effect this week, but a temporary reprieve and hopes of a new deal kept internet radio thumping along. Everyone sighed relief, but Ars Technica reports that the picture may not be...

Webcasters wake up Monday to an uncertain future

Many Webcasters will wake up facing an uncertain future on Monday, thanks to conflicting messages coming from SoundExchange, the US royalty collection society for sound recordings. The netcasting industry has been in a state of strife since the 1s oft May when the Copyright Broadcasting Board (CRB) announced new royalty rates for netcasters which amounted to a substantial increase in royalty...

Internet Radio lives - SoundExchange will not enforce new royalty rates

New royalty rates affecting online radio stations are set to take effect Sunday. But SoundExchange, the group responsible for collecting those royalties now says it will not enforce the new rates. The news came out of a Congressional hearing on Thursday, and follows months of heated discussions. Webcasters say the new rates are high enough to put almost every internet radio station out of...

Internet radio's not dead yet

Later this month, new music royalty rates are scheduled to rock the world of internet radio. The rates are calculated in such a way that some online broadcasters say they would have to pay millions, or even billions of dollars in order to stay online. While Congress is considering action that would change the way royalty rates are calculated, it looks like SoundExchange, the nonprofit acting on...