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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


Music labels sue SiriusXM over unpaid royalties on oldies

The lawsuit accuses the satellite radio company of not paying royalties for music it plays that was recorded before 1972 when federal protections kicked in.

By September 11, 2013


Maroon 5, Missy Elliot among artists opposing Pandora subsidy

The 125 artists who signed the letter, including 40 Grammy winners, say they're "big fans" of Pandora but don't want it to cut their royalty payments.

By November 14, 2012


Digital radio royalties top $1 billion

The milestone reflects the industry expansion and growing popularity of Internet radio and other digital music services.

By June 18, 2012


Pandora One hikes subscription price, nixes annual option

Because of a rise in royalty rates paid to musicians, all new subscribers to the streaming music service's premium option will have to pay a dollar more per month than existing users.

By March 18, 2014


Pandora offers song and dance about music sales

Pandora cofounder Tim Westergren takes to company's blog to make case government should save the day for his business. Does the government belong in a business dispute?

By October 9, 2012


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


Pandora, a good service but poor investment

Pandora, the online radio station and music recommendation service, went public today and investors were getting frothy. But the company has too little going for it to justify investment.

By June 15, 2011


Small Webcaster deals: Bad for Net DJ biz?

A music industry group has announced a deal with two dozen "small" Net radio outfits that freezes the fees they owe through 2010, but some say the terms are too restrictive to support.

By September 18, 2007


Net radio negotiations hit snag over DRM

Large Webcasters and the music industry are butting heads over a compromise to heightened fees that would require Net radio operators to implement anti-streamripping technology.

By July 18, 2007