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It appears that those of us who webcast can breathe a slight sigh of relief.
“Online Radio Is Saved; SoundExchange Will Not Enforce New Royalty Rates on Sunday”
“The SoundExchange executive [Jon Simson, executive director] promised — in front of Congress — that SoundExchange will not enforce the new royalty rates. Webcasters will stay online, as new rates are hammered out.”
Of course this is just a reprieve, internet radio won’t be truly saved until negotiations result in a workable royalty rate. It appears, too, that the CRB has now been taken out of the equation. Thank goodness.