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SoundExchange Royalties Going Up for Webcasters in 2018
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 28 2017

The Copyright Royalty Board yesterday announced in the Federal Register, here, that the sound recording royalty rates paid to SoundExchange will be


Are You Streaming Your Radio Station? Reminder that Broadcasters Need to Pay Royalties to SoundExchange as well as ASCAP, BMI and SESAC
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

The alphabet soup of organizations that collect royalties for playing music has never been easy to keep straight, and today royalty issues sometimes


SoundExchange Acquires CMRRA - What Does it Mean for Music Licensing?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

This week SoundExchange, the non-profit rights organization that collects the royalties paid by digital music companies for the public performance in


Copyright Royalty Board Announces Additional Webcaster Audit by SoundExchange - Reminder to Carefully Maintain Your Royalty Records as They Can be Reviewed at Any Time
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2017

In the Federal Register last week was a notice that SoundExchange intends to audit the royalty payments of Pandora for its Internet radio service. As


February Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters - EEO Reports and Comments on Ownership, EEO and Copyright Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2017

While there is a new administration in charge at the FCC, there are still those regular regulatory dates that broadcasters must face, as well as


SoundExchange Issues Audit Notices for Many Different Digital Music Services
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • January 25 2017

Each year, we write about SoundExchange issuing notices of their intent to audit various digital music services to review their royalty reporting and


Legal Issues in Digital and Social Media - Identifying the Landmines for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies - A Video Webinar
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2016

Almost every week, we write about some legal issue that arises in digital and social media - many times talking about the traditional media company


NAB Announces Agreements with Sony and Warner to Waive Performance Complement and Other Statutory Requirements for Broadcasters Who Stream Their Signals
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2016

The NAB has announced agreements with Sony and Warner Music Groups to waive certain of the statutory requirements for broadcasters who stream their


What’s Up With Music Rights for Broadcasters and Webcasters? - A Presentation on Pending Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

While this summer has perhaps not brought the big headlines in trade press about copyright issues involving broadcasters - particularly in the area


Appeals Filed of Copyright Royalty Board Decision on Webcasting Royalties - What’s Next?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2016

SoundExchange last week filed an appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision on webcasting royalties (a decision which we summarized here and