Copyright Royalty Board

  1. CRB Denies DiMA Legal Question Request

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty Board today rejected a request by the Digital Media Assn. to have the Register of Copyrights decide whether interactive streams should fall under a compulsory license, Billboard.biz has learned. The order came during the init ...

  2. Sides Chosen In Royalty Tussle

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST WASHINGTON -- Music publishers, the record labels and digital music distribution outlets began a three-way legal wrestling match today (Jan. 28) over just how much songwriters and the publishing houses should get paid for digitally delivered music ...

  3. Copyright Board Sets XM, Sirius Royalty Rates

    December 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Royalty Board today decided new royalty rates for sound recordings broadcast via satellite radio stations. The rates set the amount that XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio must pay to SoundExchange, the non-profit org ...

  4. Exclusive: Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For my Billboard "Legal Matters" column this week (Oct. 20 issue), Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge met with me in his office on Capitol Hill for an exclusive interview to explain how the new Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) works ...

  5. Small Webcasters Signing SoundExchange Deals

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange is reporting that 24 small webcasters have signed agreements accepting settlement terms to pay royalties for streamed recordings at rates lower than those set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) earlier this year. The agreements cov ...

  6. Major Labels, Large Webcasters Reach Agreement

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels and SoundExchange have just reached a deal with the large webcasting services over crucial terms covering royalty rates that webcasters must pay to stream sound recordings through 2010, Billboard.biz has learned. Under the deal ...

  7. Bill Tries To Delay Webcasters' Due Date

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. representatives introduced a bill last night as a final attempt to postpone the July 15 due date for Internet radio webcasters and simulcasters to begin paying new royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) for sound recording ...

  8. Court Denies Webcasters Petition

    July 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A federal court has denied a petition to delay the July 15 due date of 2006 royalty payments Internet Radio outlets must pay SoundExchange under the new rates, set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) May 1. However, the decision does not affect t ...

  9. Execs, Artists Testify On Webcaster Rates

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The debate over the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board for Internet radio continued on Capitol Hill today as business executives and artists testified before the House Small Business Committee. But as the July 15 deadline fast approa ...

  10. KCRW Protests New Internet Royalties

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT KCRW 89.9, a Los Angeles radio station, will shut down its 3 internet radio webstreams on June 26 in protest of new internet royalty rates. The elevated rates were determined by the Copyright Royalty Board in March. Barring any changes, the new ra ...

  11. Update: Small Webcasters Get A Break In Royalties

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange has offered a deal to small webcasters to lower the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board's decision in March. The offer would make the rates for streaming sound recordings roughly the same as those set by the Small W ...

  12. Senators Introduce Webcaster Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, a Senate version of the Internet Radio Equality Act was introduced today as a companion to the House bill of the same name . The bills would vacate the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for sound recording ...

  13. SaveNetRadio Enlists Jazz Artists

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SaveNetRadio, a coalition formed after the Copyright Royalty Board set new webcaster royalty rates in March, has enlisted jazz legends, artists and educators to urge Congress to knock out the new rates . In a letter to House Judiciary chairman Joh ...

  14. Bill Would Throw Out New Webcaster Rates

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A bill introduced in the House today (April 26) would change the recent webcaster royalty rates set for sound recordings by the Copyright Royalty Board. The stated purpose of the Internet Radio Equality Act, introduced by Reps. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ...

  15. Internet Broadcasters Plan 'Day Of Silence'

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio supporters are planning a "day of silence" in protest over the new royalty rate structure recently upheld by the Copyright Royalty board. On May 8, all participating Webcasters will not air any content for the day. The ini ...

  16. Judges Reject Webcasters' Requests

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday (April 16) when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists. A broad group of public and priva ...

  17. CRB To Reconsider Webcaster Rates

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board will be reviewing objections to its recent decision over webcasting rates. "The Copyright Royalty Judges desire to hear the positions of each party on each of the issues raised in these motions," the judges wr ...

  18. Copyright Board To Rehear Positions On Webcaster Fees

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Webcasters are getting a second chance to make their case against the decision to raise royalty fees of Internet radio services. Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Scott Sledge issued a one-paragraph order Tuesday (March 20), granting a rehearing ...

  19. DiMA Joins Webcaster Rate Challenge

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Add the Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) to the parties challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for streaming sound recordings. The trade group today (March 19) filed a motion for a re-hearing with the CRB. ...

  20. NPR Challenges Webcaster Rates

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT National Public Radio is challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcasting rates, which the group says is damaging NPR's commitment to music discovery and education. NPR filed a motion late today (March 19) with ...

  21. CRB Sets Webcaster Rates

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) released its 115-page decision earlier this week (March 6) setting performance royalty rates for streaming sound recordings over the Internet. The rates apply to non-interactive webcasts and simulcasts by services ...

  22. CRB Appoints SoundExchange Sole 'Collective'

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) formally made SoundExchange the sole "collective" to handle compulsory performance royalties for sound recording owners and performers. The CRB officially adopted a single-collective system to collect an ...

  23. THE PUBLISHERS' PLACE: A CAPITOL IDEA

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legislative issues and Copyright Royalty Board proceedings now in play—they include rights and royalty rates in everything from ringtones, webcasts and satellite transmissions to "orphaned" works of Legislative issues and Copyright Royal ...

  24. THE PUBLISHERS' PLACE: A CAPITOL IDEA

    September 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legislative issues and Copyright Royalty Board proceedings now in play—they include rights and royalty rates in everything from ringtones, webcasts and satellite transmissions to "orphaned" works of Legislative issues and Copyright Royal ...

  25. First Copyright Royalty Judges Sworn In

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Sledge will serve as chief judge. The first copyright royalty judges were sworn in today (Jan. 11) in Washington, D.C., filling roles created by copyright reform legislation that went into effect last May. James Sledge will serve as chief co ...

  26. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The debate over royalty rates for non-interactive webcasts is heating up. Two major groups -- one representing webcasters and one representing record labels and recording artists -- filed vastly diffe WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The debate over royalty ra ...

  27. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label/artists vs. webcasters. The debate over webcasting royalty rates is heating up. Two major groups-one representing webcasters, and one representing record labels and recording artists--filed vastly different recommendations with the new Copyr ...

  28. Senate Committee Passes CARP Reform Bill

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 21 passed the House-approved Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act, H.R. 1417. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 21 passed the House-approved Copyright Royalty and Distribut ...

  29. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet radio roya WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Digital Media Assn. (D ...

  30. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet rad The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchan ...

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