Subscribe to this page now.

Music groups want royalties from iTunes samples, more

09/17, 8:35am

ASCAP, others want online performance fees

Music royalty groups ASCAP and BMI are pressing online music stores like Apple's iTunes to pay performance fees not only for actual song downloads but also videos and even the 30-second samples used to preview the music in advance. While these stores already pay the distribution fees for the songs themselves, ASCAP, BMI and labels claim that just downloading and playing the content also counts as a live performance and should bring an extra fee.

more

Electronista Sponsor

Electronista Newsletter

Free Technology and Gadgets Newsletter

  • We will not share your email address with anyone.

    toggle

    Most Popular

    Sponsor

    Recent Reviews

    Thecus N2310 NAS

    For every computer user, there comes a point of critical mass in data storage. When it hits, external hard drives, USB sticks and DVD ...

    iRig Pads

    When it comes to mobile music products, IK Multimedia has positioned itself as one of the top suppliers. Right from the early days of ...

    DoxieGo Portable Scanner

    Sometimes, people need to scan things, but having a computer at hand to do so isn't exactly feasible. Maybe it's the home of a relativ ...

    Sponsor

    toggle

    Most Commented

     
    toggle

    Popular News