Report: NAB Gets Waiver From Sony Music On Music Streaming
October 27, 2016 at 7:14 AM (PT)
COMMLAWCENTER.COM reports, "The NAB has negotiated a waiver agreement with SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT that will once again enable radio stations to stream SONY-licensed music unhindered by certain restrictions established by the statutory music streaming license."
In order to take advantage of the waiver, stations, "need to opt in on the NAB website, and (depending on the amount of streaming they do) may need to place a button on their websites or apps to enable listeners to click through to purchase SONY song downloads. A previous waiver agreement with SONY, as extended, expired on JULY 31, 2016, leaving stations without a waiver for the past few months. NAB’s new agreement with Sony will last until DECEMBER 31, 2020."
The report also notes the "NAB negotiated an extension of the existing waiver agreement with WARNER MUSIC. That extension will last until SEPTEMBER 30, 2019."