Broadcast & Satellite

US Copyright Royalty Board Raises Some Music Streaming Royalty Rates For 2018

Copyright-blue-2_1In what is expected to be the first of several new rate determinations, the United States Copyright Royalty Board has issued a cost of living adjustment for the rates paid to copyright holders by online webcasters.


The US Copyright Royalty Board has announced a cost of living adjustment to the rates paid to master recording copyright holders for 2018,. The rates increased to $0.0018 for commercial ad-supported non-interactive music streaming services, and $0.0023 per performance for paid services. That's up slightly from $0.0017 and $0.0022, respectively.

Non-commercial webcasters rates were up to $0.0018 per performance in excess of 159,140 ATH (aggregate tuning hours,) per month, up from $0.0017 last year.

Additional rate announcements from the CRB are expected in the coming days.

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