US Copyright Royalty Board Raises Some Music Streaming Royalty Rates For 2018
In what is expected to be the first of several new rate determinations, the United States Copyright Royalty Board has issued a cost of living adjustment for the rates paid to copyright holders by online webcasters.
The US Copyright Royalty Board has announced a cost of living adjustment to the rates paid to master recording copyright holders for 2018,. The rates increased to $0.0018 for commercial ad-supported non-interactive music streaming services, and $0.0023 per performance for paid services. That’s up slightly from $0.0017 and $0.0022, respectively.
Non-commercial webcasters rates were up to $0.0018 per performance in excess of 159,140 ATH (aggregate tuning hours,) per month, up from $0.0017 last year.
Additional rate announcements from the CRB are expected in the coming days.