Digital Licensing Simplified pt.2

When terrestrial radio stations stream their content on the Internet, there are additional licensing fees to be paid to the copyright holders.  The RMLC (see last post)  negotiated licensing agreements with both ASCAP and BMI on the behalf of their members in 2005 that bundled licensing fees for streaming in with the licensing fees paid for the terrestrial broadcast, as long as it is an exact simulcast of the terrestrial broadcast.  This agreement expired in 2009, but stations were allowed to continue under the existing agreement while negotiations were ongoing.

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