NEW ROYALTY RATES FOR NON-INTERACTIVE MUSIC STREAMING

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A hike in royalty rates for non-interactive music streaming has been approved by the US Copyright Royalty Board. Non-Interactive streaming from apps or platforms like iHeartRadio, Pandora, etc., that offer webcasting and personal radio services to users.


The new rates are as follows;

  • 0.28 cents royalty for subscription streams; from 0.26 cents.
  • 0.22 cents royalty for free streams; from 0.21 cents.

According to Billboard, and figures from RIAA, non-interactive streaming generated $487m in the first half of 2021; this figure includes figures from satellite radio broadcasters like SiriusXM and other music-focused cable broadcasters. This figure represents 7.8% of the overall music revenue of the same period.

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