Sound Exchange settles new rates with webcasters

September 2007


The dispute between the larger webcasters in the US and SoundExchange now seems to be over. A deal has been means that webcasters who run multiple niche channels will not be penalised as the minimum charge will be capped Under rules originally approved by the US Copyright Royalties Board stations were obligated to pay a $500 per stationminimum charge per year. If a webcaster ran twenty stations/channels, they would have to pay $10,000. The new offer caps the minimum charge protecting webcasters who run hundreds of niche / tailor made channels.

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