The bodies representing streaming services and publishers first agreed a new headline rate for streaming in the US in August.
We heard from US publishing body the NMPA on Friday evening as news of the Copyright Royalty Board’s final ‘Phonorecords III’ ruling broke.
The final ruling from the US CRB to set mechanical streaming royalties for the period of 2018-2022 dropped on Friday night.
The US Copyright Royalties Board is preparing to issue its final verdict on publishing royalties for music streaming services from 2018-22.
In recent years, the process of setting mechanical royalty rates for streaming in the US has led to rancorous fallouts
One former Spotify executive has suggested that the streaming service’s value is under-appreciated in publishing circles.
This week, streaming services and US body the NMPA have filed their proposals for how the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) should set publishing rates for on-demand audio streams in the US from 2023 to 2027.
When Amazon, Google, Pandora and Spotify appealed against new, higher songwriter royalty rates set by the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), it sparked fury in the publishing community. Get set for another outbreak: the US Court of Appeals in D.C. has reportedly knocked back the rates, backing the DSPs’ argument.
It’s not a ruling on the rates themselves, but rather on the procedure used to arrive at them, with the main bone of contention being the CRB’s method of taking parts from different experts’ models for how the rates should be set, which the DSPs argued had “incompatible structures, made different assumptions, and used entirely different data inputs”.
The appeals court’s ruling hasn’t yet been ‘unsealed’ (made public) but Billboard reported that it has backed the DSPs.
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