Preexisting Subscription Service

This category is for certain audio-only “music channel” services, in existence prior to 1998, making transmissions to residential cable and satellite television providers. There are only two services currently operating in this category: MUSIC CHOICE and MUZAK. The rates for the 2013-2017 PES term are a percentage of monthly Gross Revenues, as defined in the applicable regulations:

2013: 8.0%
2014: 8.5%
2015: 8.5%
2016: 8.5%
2017: 8.5%

For a fuller description of the PES rates, including definitions, please visit 37 CFR 382 Subpart A, or contact Licensee Relations.