March 31, 2021
Due to the pandemic, the deadline for the Copyright Royalty Board’s (CRB) determination of 2021-2025 rates and terms for statutory licensees has been extended to June 14, 2021 (previously April 15, 2021).
Commercial (CW-CRB) and Noncommercial Webcasters (NCW-CRB) operating under statutory licenses should continue to pay and submit for 2021 transmissions using the 2020 rates and terms until the new rates are announced. (This does not apply to Noncommercial Educational Webcasters (NCEDW) and webcasters operating under the CPB-NPR agreement. These services should continue to use 2021 rates and terms, as those have already been set and determined. Please read the memo to Noncommercial Educational Webcasters or contact us for more information.)
We will continue to provide updates on the rates and terms for 2021-2025 as they are available. In the meantime, please continue to visit Licensee Direct or contact our Licensee Management team, and we will do our best to assist you.
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