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New Version Of Producers Pact + copyright/Royalty coverage
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Author:  ben van oost [ Fri May 20, 2016 11:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Version Of Producers Pact + copyright/Royalty covera

Domi wrote:
Hello,

The term "broadcasting rights" includes copyright and related rights (neighbouring rights), it is a clarification of what existed in the previous version.


Are the royalties also included Domi ???

Greetz
Ben

Author:  Domi [ Fri May 20, 2016 12:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Version Of Producers Pact + copyright/Royalty covera

ben van oost wrote:
Domi wrote:
Hello,

The term "broadcasting rights" includes copyright and related rights (neighbouring rights), it is a clarification of what existed in the previous version.


Are the royalties also included Domi ???

When the producer buy a CD or MP3, he pays his part of royalties (mechanical royalties)
Radionomy covers the rights to broadcast it on your station. Nothing has changed.

Author:  robertlc [ Fri May 20, 2016 1:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Version Of Producers Pact + copyright/Royalty covera

Domi wrote:
ben van oost wrote:
Domi wrote:
Hello,

The term "broadcasting rights" includes copyright and related rights (neighbouring rights), it is a clarification of what existed in the previous version.


Are the royalties also included Domi ???

When the producer buy a CD or MP3, he pays his part of royalties (mechanical royalties)
Radionomy covers the rights to broadcast it on your station. Nothing has changed.



Ok, the way I understand it, "Mechanical Royalties" are "generated by the reproduction of [an artist's] music in mechanical or virtual form, whenever CDs are manufactured, downloads are purchased, or [an artist's] songs are streamed on-demand."

However, now we're talking about "Performance Royalties" which are "generated when [an artist'] music is played on the radio, television, or in a live venue."

According to the article I'm quoting, "In a nutshell: every time a song [an artist] has written is manufactured to be sold in a CD, downloaded on a digital music retail site, or streamed through services like Spotify and Apple Music, you are owed a mechanical royalty."

Also, "The mechanical royalty rate for interactive, on-demand streams through services like Spotify and Apple Music is far lower than 9.1¢. But mechanical royalties for global streaming can really add up — especially because they’re generated with every LISTEN, unlike the one-time mechanical royalty generated by a download purchase or CD manufacture. In many cases, for every $100 your sound recording has generated on Spotify, there could be another $15 owed to you in (uncollected) mechanical royalties. That’s YOUR money just sitting there, and Performing Rights Organizations such as ASCAP and BMI do NOT collect mechanical royalties, which is one of the big reasons a publishing rights administrator like CD Baby Pro can be so helpful for independent artists."

So, does the "broadcasting rights" Radionomy takes care of also include the "performance royalties" that are due when the music is played? "Mechanical Royalties" are only applicable when we first purchase the CD or MP3, not when it's broadcast online.

Or are we just totally misunderstanding the whole thing?

SOURCE: http://diymusician.cdbaby.com/music-rights/what-is-a-mechanical-royalty/

Author:  birchstreetradio [ Fri May 20, 2016 5:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Version Of Producers Pact + copyright/Royalty covera

I can't speak for Radionomy but I believe I understand what Domi is saying and why the pact doesn't simply say "Radionomy pays royalties."

There are various kinds of royalties due for various uses of music. Radionomy pays for the right to broadcast the music - in this case, by streaming. (Technically it's probably going to do that by buying licenses from agencies that in turn pay the royalties to the musicians.)

Radionomy does not pay the mechanical royalty that's included in the purchase price of a CD or mp3. It also isn't going to pay the performance royalty that's due if someone turns on a Radionomy stream as background music in a restaurant. Or plays it in the background of a live video stream. There are probably other examples.

Radionomy is taking responsibility for the cost of the rights to stream the music, same as ever. That's what we've been hoping to hear, and now they've (finally) said it.

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