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SoundExchange, NPR, CPB Strike Streaming Royalty Deal

Needs Copyright Royalty Board approval

SoundExchange, NPR and CPB have reached a five-year agreement on royalty rates for public radio stations that stream their programming.

The terms have not been released.

It follows a similar agreement struck with College Broadcasters Inc. last fall.

If adopted by the Copyright Royalty Board, the deal that covers CPB-funded public radio stations would cover the years 2016–2020.

SoundExchange President/CEO Michael Huppe says the agreement “recognizes the unique circumstances and missions of these organizations, and compensates the creators of the music used in their programming.”