NPR story on Clear Channel's treatment of indie artists

No Name Available louisx@verizon.net
Wed Jun 27 10:42:28 EDT 2007


Indeed, this performance right issue is not as simple as each side is making 
it.  Among those fighting the new rates are Microsoft and Clear Channel 
because they want cheap rates. In actuality, most independent stations, and 
even many NPR stations,  will only have to pay $500 per year with the new 
rates, as you have to have many thousands of concurrent listeners before you 
cross the threshold where "per listener" rates kick in. Anyone who is 
affected by the ruling should read it first before taking sides.


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From: "Whiteboy Slim (maurice richard libby)" <blues@whiteboy-slim.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: NPR story on Clear Channel's treatment of indie artists


> You know, I can live with foregoing royalties for a small, 
> skin-of-their-teeth independent online radio show, or even a non-profit 
> broadcast show, but when a huge, godless corporation insists on it, they 
> can kiss my. . . .
>
>                   . . . well you know where this goes ;)
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>
> maurice
>
> Kate Wallis wrote:
>> Hear the story on NPR: 
>> http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11250011
>> Per the settlement, the broadcaster set up an online application for 
>> local and independent artists to submit their music for airplay on each 
>> of its stations. The applications are on a web page attached to each 
>> Clear Channel station web site
>> The application requires the artist to approve a licensing agreement that 
>> does away with their digital performance right. In other words, Clear 
>> Channel is asking the artists to sign away his or her right to get paid a 
>> royalty when it digitally broadcasts the artist's work.
>>
>> More on the subject from the Future of Music Coalition
>> http://www.mi2n.com/press.php3?press_nb=101210
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