Internet Radio Fairness Act would spur innovation

The following first appeared as a Guest Post I wrote as founder/CEO of AccuRadio and a member of the Small Webcaster Alliance. It appeared on Tuesday, the eve of yesterday's subcommittee hearing.

As an Internet radio broadcaster and member of the Small Webcaster Alliance, I've been involved in the issue of copyright royalty rates for Internet radio for many years. And I've seen vividly that the current royalty rate system threatens to strangle the life out of an industry that is providing both choices for consumers and opportunities for musicians.

Both in 2002 and again in 2009, after the U.S. Copyright Office published rate-setting rulings that would have bankrupted all or most Internet radio providers, Congress had to intervene and ask record labels to negotiate a more-workable rate with webcasters.

The resulting rates are still wildly higher than those paid by other forms of digital radio (i.e., satellite radio and cable radio) and have been barely survivable for most webcasters - with many forced to exit the business entirely. Meanwhile, other companies who could spur innovation in Internet radio remain on the sidelines due to concerns over unsustainable royalty rates.

The problem with the current "willing buyer/willing seller" Internet radio standard for rate-setting is that while it is intended to lead to a market-based rate, the fact that the large record labels negotiate as a group means that a true market rate has never actually been determined.

The result has been a nightmare for our industry ever since. Copyright Office decisions have forced webcasters - the ones that were able to remain in business - to pay unreasonably high royalty rates, hindering innovation and growth.

Last year, for example, Pandora paid more than 50% of its revenue in royalty payments and as a result, as seen in their SEC filings, the company has yet to make a profit. And if the leading firm in an industry has trouble breaking even, you may reasonably (and correctly) assume that most other webcasters are struggling even more. (Note that if my Small Webcaster colleagues and I had to pay royalties at the rates determined by the Copyright Royalty Board, most of us would have to pay more than 100% of our revenues in royalties!)

That's why we support the Internet Radio Fairness Act (IRFA). It doesn't set or change royalty rates for Internet radio - it simply modernizes the rate-setting structure in a way that will help create a more viable digital music business for everyone.

To do so, the IRFA would move webcasting to the more-traditional "801(b)" rate-setting standard, which balances the interests of the copyright owners, the copyright users, and the general public. It has been used successfully for decades in most rate-setting determinations, including for other forms of digital radio like satellite radio, cable radio, and even by record labels in cases where they are the copyright users.

The "801(b)" standard is a set of four criteria that Congress typically tells the Copyright Office to use in determining a royalty rate: (1) Maximize the availability of creative works to the public. (2) Insure a fair return for copyright owners and a fair income for copyright users. (3) Reflect relative roles of capital investment, cost, and risk. (4) Minimize the disruptive impact on the industries involved.

The current confusing mix of royalty-rate setting standards for digital radio is result of piecemeal legislation enacted as each new technology was invented. The result is a system significantly out-of-sync with the realities of the 21st century marketplace. It substantially hinders the growth of Internet radio businesses and platforms - and thus hurts consumers, musicians, and innovators.

For the music industry particularly, I believe that a thriving Internet radio industry could be a godsend. Webcasters like Pandora, AccuRadio, and others are already giving significant and valuable amounts of airplay to dozens of genres of music (ranging from bluegrass to EDM), hundreds of independent record labels, and tens of thousands of artists that otherwise would be unable to use the power of radio exposure to build their fan bases.

Passage of the Internet Radio Fairness Act will foster innovation in the industry. It will create jobs, benefit artists by giving them more opportunities to be paid for their work, and benefit consumers by giving them more listening choices.

It's a piece of legislation that every innovator in the music industry should support.

You can see this Guest Post in here:

Share this


Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

it is really amazing...thanks for sharing....provide more useful information...
Mobile app development company

I wondered upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon.

Fitness SMS
Salon SMS
Investor Relation SMS

Dengan memilih tenis sebagai olahraga pilihan Anda untuk bertaruh, Anda telah memberi diri Anda "keunggulan" melawan orang-orang yang bertaruh atau menawarkan peluang pada olahraga lainnya. Untuk menggunakan "tepi" ini menghasilkan uang secara konsisten, Anda harus memahami dua prinsip dasar terlebih dahulu. Kemudian terapkan kekuatan matematika.

Ini adalah kebodohan semata untuk menempatkan taruhan tenis (atau bertaruh pada apapun) dengan taruhan "tradisional". Ungkapan "Anda tidak bisa mengalahkan bandar" adalah aksiomatis; Anda hanya tidak bisa mengalahkan bandar dari waktu ke waktu. Ini karena peluangnya selalu dihitung secara matematis demi taruhan. Semua orang tahu (atau seharusnya tahu) bahwa "tepi" bukunya yang picik terhadap si penipu sangat penting baginya untuk menghasilkan keuntungan sehingga dia bisa bertahan dalam bisnis.

Teknologi komputer telah melahirkan bentuk pertaruhan baru, yang dikenal sebagai "taruhan pertukaran" atau "taruhan yang cocok". Dengan "pertukaran taruhan" tidak ada bandar judi yang bisa dikalahkan; Dengan kata lain, tidak ada orang tengah. Setiap penumpang bertarung melawan penumpang atau penumpang lain di suatu tempat di Internet eter. Setiap punter (atau "trader") dapat menempatkan taruhan "belakang" bahwa pemain atau tim akan menang, dan / atau menempatkan taruhan "awam" bahwa pemain atau tim akan kalah. Dengan demikian, setiap penumpang dapat memilih untuk bertindak sebagai bettor biasa dan / atau sebagai taruhan.

Dengan taruhan bertukar peluang tidak ditentukan oleh pihak ketiga atau orang tengah; Mereka diatur oleh penumpang sendiri, yang meminta pertengkaran di mana mereka siap untuk menempatkan taruhan (jika mereka ingin bertindak sebagai pembalap biasa), atau memberi tawaran peluang untuk menyiapkan taruhan (jika mereka menginginkan Untuk bertindak sebagai taruhan).

Sebagai bettors "kembali" secara bertahap menurunkan peluang yang mereka minta dan bettor "awam" secara bertahap meningkatkan peluang yang mereka tawarkan, perangkat lunak pada situs web taruhan pertukaran cocok dengan semua taruhan belakang dengan semua taruhan awam pada saat bersamaan. Akun "pendukung" atau "lapisan" kemudian dikreditkan dengan kemenangan mereka secara otomatis beberapa detik setelah akhir acara sesuai hasilnya.

Jelas, teknologi untuk menyediakan layanan taruhan "adil" semacam itu harus dibayar entah bagaimana. Pembayaran ini dilakukan dalam bentuk komisi atas kemenangan bersih punter pada suatu peristiwa (atau "pasar"). Artinya, komisi hanya dikenakan pada perbedaan positif antara kemenangan dan kerugian pada even yang sama.

Sistem pertaruhan ini sangat dekat dengan lingkungan taruhan yang sempurna seperti yang mungkin dicapai.

Ada sedikit pertukaran taruhan yang ada, namun, mungkin karena perangkat lunak pertaruhan pertukaran sangat kompleks dan karena itu mahal. Raksasa di antara situs web taruhan pertukaran adalah Betfair, dengan sekitar 90% pasar pada saat penulisan. Lainnya adalah Global Betting Exchange (BetDAQ), ibetX, Betsson, Matchbook dan Agen Bola. Betfair sejauh ini adalah yang paling populer karena pertama kali menawarkan lingkungan pertaruhan "sempurna adil" ini, dan dipercaya untuk tampil secara akurat dan instan.

great and nice blog thanks sharing..I just want to say that all the information you have given here is awesome...Thank you very much for this one.
Web Design Development Company
Web design Company in Chennai
Web development Company in ChennaiV

Nama Nama Musisi Yang ada di indonesia, nah, untuk kalian yang ingin mendengakan lagu-lagu terbaik dari grup musik dan grup band yang ada di indonesia seperti lagu Marjinal dan grup musik papan atas yang lainnya atapun grup band yang lainnya lagu Five Minutes

Cinema Box is well designed for movie lovers. If you are a movie freak then you must have cinema box for pc. If you install cinema box for windows or mac, you can easily play HD shows easily and without any cost. This app can be download for all versions of windows like windows 7, windows 8, windows 8.1 and windows 10 too. I think you all how to install cinema box for android.

1. cinema box Apk download For Android
2.Cinema BoxFor Fire Stick

Technical analysis training that I registered during my graduation proved to be life saving when there were words surrounding me like retention, global slumps, depression or inflation etc..

It may be very onerous to mention once exactly ought to be pressured to cash your test. Usually it's going to extraordinarily tough to cash if it is no longer authentic hours
check cashing near me

پاکستان کے چمپئن بننے کی بریکنگ نیوز دیتے باھرتی اینکر رو پڑی۔۔ نیوز ہی نہیں پڑھی جا رہی تھی دیکھئے
whatmobile price

I like to listen music. By doing that, I can feel more spirit to finish my works. Click Here

Pretty article! I found some useful information in your blog, it was awesome to read, thanks for sharing this great content to my vision, keep sharing..
Android App Development Company

Thanks for the nice sharing.
You can learn more information on Vidmate apk.

Thanks for the nice sharing.
If you would like to find a powerful video player,give mxplayer a try.

Good afternoon thank you for sharing, good luck
pantangan makanan untuk penyakit asam lambung

This article is very much helpful and i hope this will be an useful information for the needed one. Keep on updating these kinds of informative things...

Android App Development Company

I hope your post helpful for everyone. When I read your blog I get the huge benefits by this blog.
Thanks to post this blog.

The ICC Champions Trophy is a one day international cricket tournament organised by the International Cricket Council, second in importance only to the Cricket World Cup.

Most of Students are looking for the PUC Result 2017 Karnataka then you must log on to official website of KArnataka Board of Pre University. Result of Karnataka PUC 2017 end of the May 2017. Find the MSBTE REsult update on Summer 2017 Examination >> MSBTE Summer Result 2017.. I want to find the MSBTE Result 2017. Karnataka Diploma results are looking for the result online then just go with official website to get your DTE Karnataka Diploma Result April/May 2017

Nice Article Very Informative Post stock market training in Hyderabad

Thank you for sharing in this article Obat Penggugur Kandungan I can learn a lot and could also be a reference Obat Penggugur Kandungan Alami
I hope to read the next your article update Obat Penggugur Kandungan Murah Thank you for sharing in this article ”obat penggugur kandungan”
i like it! homepage good article
good pic kunjungi website
good info , OBAT PENGGUGUR KANDUNGAN good all in this site kandungan obat penggugur
i hope to read the next to article for sharing in this article obat PENGGUGUR kandungan good all insite

We are here to help you out with the whole procedure to Download Microsoft Office online, We not only fix your MS office setup related issues but will guide with how to get started with your new Office 2016 product once it get installed successfully. So why are you waiting for just ask whatever question you have via live chat online. visit officecom/setup More Info Call Now 1 855 869 6776

Thanks for the nice sharing.
If you would like to find a powerful video player,give mxplayer a try.

HUAWEI amazing offer, Honor 4C available at lower price, grab the opportunity, very limited stock and will be served on first come first serve basis.
HUAWEI Mobile Prices

Very good your work, this blog I have recommended to all clients clients of my curso design de sobrancelha where I teach how to make a sobrancelha fio a fio and micro pigmentação fio a fio.

That’s why we have a propensity to feel you ample and commenced twenty 4 hour offerings. It's terribly simple to locating U.S. As we will be predisposed to location unit at your metropolis or nearest locations
check cashing Bethlehem

dựa án khu dô thị biệt thự louis city mang phong cách đẳng cấp 5 sao
Đặt mua biệt thự dự án mon bay từ 40tr/m2
Bảng giá dự án chung cư the emerald mỹ đình giá từ 30tr/m2

Có lễ dự án dự án the k park Văn phú Hà Đông là dự án tốt nhất
Đặt mua dự án chung cư icid lê trọng tấn

We possess respectable also to piece. The most coincide essay writing for canadian amateurs are immediately accessible online. Door Access Control System

Excellent material, thanks for your dedication, also know my blog of adestramento de cães that teaches the como adestrar um cachorro...

The blog or and best that is extremely useful to keep I can share the ideas of the future as this is really what I was looking for, I am very comfortable and pleased to come here. Thank you very much.
animal jam | five nights at freddy's | hotmail login

I just couldn't leave your website before telling you that I truly enjoyed the top quality info you present to your visitors? Will be back again frequently to check up on new posts. BebasJerawat

Thanks a lot very much for the high quality and results-oriented help. I won’t think twice to endorse your blog post to anybody who wants and needs support about this area. Buy E Liquid

nice information please keep work heard!!!

AFL Sports news

architecture firms in dubai, interior designers in dubai, fit out companies in dubai, luxury interior design ,interior design companies in uae,interior decoration companies in dubai,architecture firms in dubai,curtain designs,curtains dubai

It's interesting that many of the bloggers your tips helped to clarify a few things for me as well as giving.. very specific nice content. And tell people specific ways to live their lives.Sometimes you just have to yell at people and give them a good shake to get your point across.
Web Design Company
Web Development Company
Mobile App Development Company

Thanks for posting useful information.You have provided an nice article, Thank you very much for this one. And i hope this will be useful for many people.. and i am waiting for your next post keep on updating these kinds of knowledgeable things...Really it was an awesome article...very interesting to read..
please sharing like this information......
Android training in chennai
Ios training in chennai

Yes, great US Military force. Also, in his post you have given a chance to listen about US Military. I really appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing it.
Vision truck wheels

Greate post. Thanks for sharing....

very usefull i'ill borkmark this page and share your post in my facebook. Thanks for sharing brother :)

mbak evi

The usefullness is heightened.Must check it out

very usefull i'ill borkmark this page and share your post in my facebook. Thanks for sharing brother :)

mbak evi

jenk evi

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Post new comment

  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.