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Commercial Webcaster

Webcasters which are neither tax-exempt under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code (e.g. churches, schools, etc.) nor owned by a governmental entity are “commercial” webcasters. There are eight distinct sets of rates and terms for commercial webcasters: 

  • Commercial Webcasters (CRB)
    • The default category for “internet only” webcasters that do not own or operate FCC-licensed AM or FM stations, using rates determined by the Copyright Royalty Board.

2015

2015 Memo

Min Fee SOA (Coming soon!)

Monthly SOA (Coming soon!)

Report of Use (Coming soon!)

  • Commercial Webcasters (WSA) 
    • An alternate category for “internet only” webcasters that do not own or operate FCC-licensed AM or FM stations, created as a result of the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2009.

2015

2015 Memo

Min Fee SOA (Coming soon!)

Monthly SOA (Coming soon!)

Report of Use (Coming soon!)

  • Broadcasters
    • FCC-licensed AM or FM stations which simulcast their terrestrial programming and nonsubscription transmissions on the Internet (or with nonsubscription Internet-only side channels).

2015

2015 Memo

Min Fee SOA (Coming soon!)

Monthly SOA (Coming soon!)

Report of Use (Coming soon!)

  • Small Broadcasters
    • Broadcasters which stream less than 27,777 aggregate tuning hours annually.

2015

2015 Memo

Min Fee SOA (Coming soon!)

Monthly SOA (Coming soon!)

  • Pureplay Webcasters
    • Webcasters which generate their primary source of revenues from webcasting.

2015

2015 Memo

Min Fee SOA (Coming soon!)

Monthly SOA (Coming soon!)

Report of Use (Coming soon!)

  • Small Pureplay Webcasters
    • Pureplay Webcasters which earn less than $1.25 million annually in Gross Revenues and which stream less than a monthly average of 10 million aggregate tuning hours.

2015

2015 Memo

Min Fee SOA (Coming soon!)

Monthly SOA (Coming soon!)

Report of Use (Coming soon!)

  • Small Webcasters
    • Webcasters which earn less than $1.25 million annually in Gross Revenues and which exclusively offer nonsubscription transmissions.

2015

2015 Memo

Min Fee SOA (Coming soon!)

Monthly SOA (Coming soon!)

Report of Use (Coming soon!)

  • Microcasters
    • These Small Webcasters are “hobbyist” level services which (1) have annual Gross Revenues less than $5,000, (2) have Expenses less than $10,000 annually, and (3) stream less than 18,067 aggregate tuning hours annually.

2015

2015 Memo

Min Fee SOA (Coming soon!)

Non-Waiver of Rights:

Important! SoundExchange does not confirm that a service is eligible or compliant with the law by accepting payments, Statements of Account and/or Reports of Use. Also, artists and rights owners do not waive any legal rights by accepting payments from SoundExchange based upon those submissions. Please read on for more detail.> READ MORE


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