Old 30th June 2005, 01:37   #1
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SoundExchange Best License Agreement...

Hi, guys,
I was looking at all the possible agreements that SoundExchange has on its site... First, legal matters are the most confused things ever...
Anyway, I would like that anyone of you, please, help me in deciding which can be the best deal with those guys at SoundExchange.
My project will not be by subscriptions, but free for audience like most web radio station...

Any help in this will be highly appreciated...

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Old 30th June 2005, 01:39   #2
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You should really consult a lawyer regarding these matters.
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Old 30th June 2005, 11:03   #3
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You don't need a lawyer, just some money.

http://soundexchange.com/rates.html

$0.000762 or 1.17 cents a tuning hour.

Hmmm, well it's gonna be a lot easier to figure it out on a time basis. You do have to do some primitive reporting (to the best of your capacity), so it's easier to give the an hour count than a song count.

One way you can save a few bucks is by only using ONE of ascap, bmi or sesac. You'll have to sort your music. BMI seemed to have the best rock catalog.

It is best that you get a pencil and really figure out what it costs.

And then pay the money....
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Old 30th June 2005, 13:44   #4
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Another way to save money is to use a licensing aggregator like http://www.loudcity.net - those sort of services do all reporting, and cover SoundExchange, ASCAP, BMI and SESAC for a low monthly fee with no up-front lump sum. Something to consider if you'd prefer to focus on music instead of paperwork and you're US-based...
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Old 30th June 2005, 14:27   #5
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You'd think that given the ability to restrict listenership someone would develop a per listener rate for online broadcast licensing, it's a bit ridiculous to expect someone (like me) who's only broadcasting to 40 or 50 listeners to be able to fork out that type of money.
I might actually get on to my local authorities about that.
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Old 30th June 2005, 19:14   #6
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That's why no one likes the RIAA. They crafetd the law, they lobbied for it's passage, dropped some money around and got what they wanted.

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I might actually get on to my local authorities about that.
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Old 1st July 2005, 02:11   #8
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HuMMMM...all this thing really sucks about soundexchange and RIAA...
I got a question to "rockouthippie"...
When you say 1.17 cents a tuning hour this means 41.04 cents a day...
Does it per listener or it doesn't matter how many listeners are connected?
With this answer I think I will have my solution...

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Old 5th January 2011, 01:14   #9
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Listeners * hours * statutory rate = total cost.
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