Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Web Radio royalty breakthrough

SoundExchange, a nonprofit that collects royalties for recording copyright owners from digital radio services, and three smaller webcasters -- radioIO, Digitally Imported and AccuRadio -- reached a "Pureplay" agreement on royalty revenue-sharing that could help keep them and bigger players like Pandora Media alive. RAIN reports. RAIN's coverage in March described a Pureplay alternative now in force that Webcasters said would drive many programmers out of business.

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