Nothing Boring with the Copyright Royalty Board

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Did you know that a three-judge panel in Washington D.C. sets certain royalty rates paid by digital music providers to songwriters? In summer 2022, the Copyright Royalty Board issued royalty rates for 2018-2022 and in early 2023, the Board will issue rates for 2023-2027. Who is the Board and how does it operate? Why were rates for 2018 set in 2022? Why was there a delay? What do the new rates mean for songwriters, publishers, and digital music services? What happens next? Join the Copyright Office for a moderated discussion with industry representatives to discuss the Copyright Royalty Board, The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC), and what YOU need to know to get paid.

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Erin McAnally


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The 100 Percenters

John Riley

U.S. Copyright Office

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