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Songwriter groups urge US Copyright Royalty Board to open submissions on proposed new mechanical royalty rate on discs and downloads

An alliance of groups representing artists and songwriters have welcomed a commitment by the US Copyright Royalty Board to publish and accept comments about a proposed settlement regarding the mechanical royalties due on CDs, vinyl records and downloads sold in the US. However, they have also expressed concern that the organisations that agreed that proposed settlement might now be employing sneaky tactics to make it harder for artists and songwriters to comment on it.

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