Commercial Webcaster 2021 Rates

*Due to the pandemic, the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) will delay issuing webcasting rates for the 2021-2025 period until Spring 2021. Licensees operating under the Commercial Webcasters (CW-CRB) or Noncommercial Webcasters (NCW-CRB) rates and terms will use the 2020 rates for minimum fees and monthly royalty obligations until new rates are announced. Any adjustments to rates will apply retroactively to all streaming activity as of January 1, 2021. In the event of an increase to rates, licensees will be responsible for paying any  additional royalties owed by the deadline set forth in the 2021-2025 rate determination.  Please log in to Licensee Direct each month for the most current information.

  1. Annual minimum fee: $500 per station or channel. Services with greater than 100 stations or channels pay $50,000.
  2. 2020 Monthly liability: $0.0018 per performance (nonsubscription transmissions).
  3. $0.0024 per performance (subscription transmissions)