Jacobs Media: David Oxenford On The CRB Decision On Music Royalties
March 25, 2016 at 11:35 AM (PT)
JACOBS MEDIA STRATEGIES' FRED JACOBS interviewed attorney DAVID OXENFORD in his latest blog, "5 Things Every Radio Broadcaster Should Know About The COPYRIGHT ROYALTY BOARD Decision On Music Royalties," here.
OXENFORD is a partner at the WASHINGTON, D.C., law firm, WILKINSON BARKER KNAUER LLP and writes a radio blog at www.broadcastlawblog.com. He is this week's "Guest List" contributor
His five main points include:
1. The new royalties set by the CRB represent a big savings for broadcasters.
2. All stations that stream music must pay these royalties in addition to the royalities that are paid to ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.
3. There are limits on the music that you can play under the SOUNDEXCHANGE license.
4. You need to report what you play and how many people heard each song.
5. These royalties apply onto to "noninteractive' streams -- and not to podcasts or any on-demand music service.