Preexisting Satellite Digital Audio Radio Services

This category was for Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, as those services were in existence prior to 1998. The category is now solely used by SiriusXM Radio.

The rates for the 2013-2017 SDARS term are a percentage of monthly Gross Revenues, as defined in the applicable regulations. Royalty payments are then reduced according to the proportion of certain transmissions of directly licensed sound recording and/or transmissions of certain sound recordings fixed prior to February 14, 1972 as set forth by a formula in the regulations. The specific royalty rate percentages are as follows below:

2013: 9.0%
2014: 9.5%
2015: 10.0%
2016: 10.5%
2017: 11.0%

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