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SWCast was five years late paying royalties, so by waving the DMCA before its ISP, SoundExchange was successful in taking the Webcaster offline.
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?
Executive director of SoundExchange, which handles royalty payments for streaming music online, explains what artists and copyright owners need to do to get paid.
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.
SoundExchange has agreed to postpone a rate increase on Net radio stations and conduct talks. But the legal situation remains murky.
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.
SoundExchange, the non-profit entity that collects royalty payments on behalf of musicians, opposes a new congressional effort to overturn fee increases.
A record industry group that collects royalties says it will not distribute payments from Webcasters to labels and artists this year.
The Recording Industry Association of America christens its long-planned group for distributing Webcasting royalties.