Copyright Royalty Board To Set Mechanical Royalty Rates For Digital Music Service Providers

April 12, 2012

In a major settlement between the music industry trade associations for record labels, music publishers and digital music providers, the Copyright Royalty Board, is expected to maintain the mechanical rate structure set forth from prior proceedings concluded in 2008 while creating new rates and terms for five new digital music service categories.

The agreement, which must still be formally approved by the CRB, maintains a song rate of 9.1 cents for downloads, CDs and other physical formats, 24 cents for ringtones, and the same formulas, with limited changes, used to determine the mechanical rate for different kinds of subscription and free interactive-streaming services.  Read the full story originally published in Billboard.biz by Ed Christman HERE.


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