Small Webcasters Get Reprieve On Royalty Fees

“Under the new proposal, which must be implemented by the CRB, SoundExchange would cap the $500 monthly per-channel minimum fee at $50,000 per year for webcasters. In exchange, webcasters would be required to provide more detailed data on the music that they play and make an effort to stop unauthorized copying from streamrippers — software that can turn ephemeral net radio streams into permanent recordings.”