SoundExchange Talks to Webcasters About a New Royalty Plan
July 16, 2007 5:04 PM
comment(s) - last by
SoundExchange puts a stop on its royalty hike and decides to hash a new plan with webcasters
Several days ago,
online radio industry was about to meet its end
when the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to put a stop on a new royalty scheme. Championed by SoundExchange, the new royalty scheme increases money flow for artists and labels.
Despite the court decision to go ahead with the new scheme,
SoundExchange announced the new royalty scheme will be postponed
, without any indication it will be continued. According to SoundExchange Executive Director Jon Simson, the group is in debate with online radio stations on an alternative plan, one that will allow them to continue their operation while compensating artists and labels.
The outcry by online radio stations was heard several weeks ago when a large
number of stations banded together to protest against SoundExchang
e. While the government in large ignored the complaints, SoundExchange did listen -- even though it was the last entity on any stations' mind that would listen.
Pandora, one of the four largest online radio companies was one of many stations that took a stance against SoundExchange. Pandora founder Tim Westergren said users who called into Congress to voice against the changes all helped.
"This is a direct result of lobbying pressure, so if anyone thinks their call didn't matter, it did. That's why this is happening," said Westergren in a blog on
SoundExchange said it will now work closely with webcasters, large and small to form a new plan.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: only in america
7/18/2007 1:08:37 AM
Ha ha. I love all the armchair economists and health care policy makers.
Yeah socialized, universal health care is wonderful...when you're healthy! Canada, England? Yeah, right. My wife's best friend married a Brit and she had to wait 7 months for a lumpectomy on a tumor diagnosed as malignant because of the wait time. You can close your eyes or try and ignore reality and wave your nation's healthcare flag all you want, but given the choice, I'll pay 3 times as much for timely (generally speaking) healthcare services.
The US's healthcare system needs work, but it needs it from the ground up. You people really think the drivers of high healthcare costs are your HMOs? LOL, you obviously have no clue about the current state of healthcare affairs in the US. The vast majority of publicly traded healthcare companies in the US are currently operating in the single digits for profit margins. If you don't already know that's slim margins, I'm not going to waste my time explaining it to you.
You ever wonder why you're getting a $2,400 bill for 4 sutures? Doesn't that seem slightly high? Duh! Hospitals are one of the largest drivers of increased healthcare costs in the US. Prescription drug costs anyone? American's subsidize the rest of the entire world on prescription drugs because Big Pharma has it's pocketbooks stuck so deep in our congressional leaders @sses, they can't find their way out. The pharmaceutical companies have already lobbied Congress under open testimony that if the US implemented Federal price caps on domestically sold drugs, it would have a "so-called" devastating effect on their R&D and pipeline efforts. Yeah, they mean it would effect their marketing efforts, which has vastly outpaced their R&D expenses over the last 5 years.
When was the last time you saw a doctor in the US that lived in a trailer park?
Give me a f!@king break. The suppliers of healthcare are murdering Americans on their healthcare costs - it's not nearly as much to do with the method of delivery or financing of the care as it is the suppliers of it.
"So if you want to save the planet, feel free to drive your Hummer. Just avoid the drive thru line at McDonalds." -- Michael Asher
Sunday, The Beginning of the End for Internet Radio
July 13, 2007, 4:24 PM
Internet Honors "Day of Silence" to Save Online Radio
June 27, 2007, 2:17 PM
Toshiba Launches 11”, 2-in-1 Convertible PC for $329
October 21, 2014, 2:11 PM
Microsoft Begins Shifting Nokia Lumia Branding to "Microsoft Lumia"
October 21, 2014, 10:52 AM
Tim Cook Touts Apple’s Product Portfolio, Performance in Letter to Employees
October 21, 2014, 8:05 AM
Buoyed by Strong iPhone Sales, Apple Reports Revenue of $42.1B, $8.5B in Profit for Fiscal Q4
October 20, 2014, 5:21 PM
Windows 8.1 + Android "Sell Mini PC" w/ Bay Trail Creates New PC Form Factor
October 20, 2014, 5:07 PM
OnePlus to Open Pre-orders on October 27
October 20, 2014, 1:34 PM
Most Popular Articles
Update: Motorola Droid Turbo Coming Oct 28, 48-hour Battery Life Confirmed
October 19, 2014, 9:19 PM
Google Announces Android 5.0 “Lollipop”, Nexus 9 Tablet, and Nexus 6 “Phablet”
October 15, 2014, 12:41 PM
Cool Science Video of the Day: Carnivorous Leech Eats Giant Jungle Worm
October 16, 2014, 6:44 PM
HBO, CBS Lead Charge to Ditch Cable
October 16, 2014, 4:40 PM
PS4 "Masamune" Update 2.0 Will Bring New Music and Customization Features
October 17, 2014, 1:05 PM
Latest Blog Posts
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information