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Stations, Two Deadlines to Note Today

Deadlines from SoundExchange and GMR

U.S. radio stations should take note of two deadlines today, Jan. 31, both involving rights payments.

As we are reminded in the newsletter of law firm Hardy, Carey, Chautin & Balkin:

All stations streaming music on the internet must file their annual statement of use and make minimum payments of $500 per channel to SoundExchange by today.

Separately, the performance rights organization Global Music Rights has offered an interim license agreement to commercial stations that wish to avoid liability. “But you must have entered into that agreement by today, Jan. 31, 2017,” the law firm says, and it’s only good through Sept. 30.