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SoundExchange relies on DMCA to shutter Webcaster

SWCast was five years late paying royalties, so by waving the DMCA before its ISP, SoundExchange was successful in taking the Webcaster offline.

By April 25, 2011


Pandora's success means more bucks for artists

SoundExchange nonprofit collected $51 million in quarterly royalty payments from Webcasters, satellite radio, and cable music services. Why doesn't over-the-air radio pay?

By April 9, 2010


Artists: Label your songs, or you won't get paid

Executive director of SoundExchange, which handles royalty payments for streaming music online, explains what artists and copyright owners need to do to get paid.

By February 26, 2010


Internet radio gets a second wind

The Digital Media Association and SoundExchange, collectors of royalty fees for record labels, have reached an agreement that will save internet radio for the time being.

By August 24, 2007


No doomsday for Net radio...yet

SoundExchange has agreed to postpone a rate increase on Net radio stations and conduct talks. But the legal situation remains murky.

By July 13, 2007


Net radio repreive

Under pressure from fans of Internet radio, royalty-collection group SoundExchange will not raise royalty rates until the end of 2008, but the threat could still staunch the growth of Net radio.

By July 3, 2007


Net radio bill blasted by royalty collectors

SoundExchange, the non-profit entity that collects royalty payments on behalf of musicians, opposes a new congressional effort to overturn fee increases.

By April 27, 2007


SoundExchange freezes Webcast royalties

A record industry group that collects royalties says it will not distribute payments from Webcasters to labels and artists this year.

May 17, 2001


RIAA dubs Webcasting group "SoundExchange"

The Recording Industry Association of America christens its long-planned group for distributing Webcasting royalties.

By October 6, 2000