I’ve read an article about the SoundExchange Royalties Going Up for Webcasters in 2018…

Link to News Article

“For all streaming in 2018, non subscription webcasters will pay a per performance royalty of $.0018 instead of this year’s $.0017. For subscription streams, the rate will increase to $.0023, an increase from $.0022 per performance rate”

The music industry is becoming more and more greedy if you ask me or rather the collection agencies.

I’m generally of the school of thought that an Artist should be paid ONCE for a download, album or single.

Instead of raking cash in constantly from royalties/airplay.

If most of these Artists weren’t so GREEDY and actually paid their TAXES then maybe I would be all for royalty payments.

Far too many Artists and Bands out there are not paying what they owe… You know who you are!

So is the future of streaming only for the rich?

It would appear it’s going to be only for those who can afford it at the end of the day.

“Note that these rates apply through the end of 2020. As the CRB proceedings take two years to arrive at new rates, the Board will be starting a new proceeding to determine royalty rates for 2021 through the end of 2025 starting in January 2019. It’s never too early to start thinking about the next proceeding now”

With royalty fee agencies, artists and record companies taking the piss with licence fees it’s little wonder there are so many PIRATE stations out there on the Internet

I know different countries have different rules for licensing online radio station probably best to check if you want to be legal.

That is if you can afford to be…

Last updated on: 25th July 2018
at 12:31 PM Europe/London