Web Radio: In Trouble Still

It looks like the talks between music industry rep SoundExchange and Webcasters have broken down once again. I would be surprised to see the two parties returning to the negotiating table this week.

It’s getting kind of old, this going back and forth between the music industry and Webcasters. Last week, music industry rep SoundExchange agreed to a concession on certain royalties radio stations would have to pay for playing songs. The two parties were set to continue their talks early this week. Then, today, Webcasters’ rep, the Digital Media Association (DiMA), announced that SoundExchange had since rescinded its offer. While the two parties are still expected to meet this week, I wouldn’t hold my breath.

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