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US Copyright Royalty Board rejects proposal to keep mechanical royalty on discs and downloads unchanged

The US Copyright Royalty Board has published a statement on its review of what royalty rate should be paid to songwriters and music publishers when discs and downloads are sold Stateside, concluding that a proposed settlement put forward by the major record companies and the National Music Publishers Association – which would have kept the current rate in force – is not a “reasonable basis” on which to set the rate for 2023 to 2027.

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