RIAA, Apple Want Songwriter Royalty Lowered

02008-02-04 | Music | 1 comment

Slashdot | RIAA Wants Songwriter Royalty Lowered
‘Lest there be anyone left who believes the RIAA’s propaganda that its litigation campaign is intended to benefit the ‘creators’ of the music, Hollywood Reporter reports that the RIAA is asking the Copyright Royalty Board to lower songwriter royalties on song file downloads, from the present rate of 9 cents per song — about 13% of the wholesale price — down to 8% of wholesale. Meanwhile, the big digital music companies, such as Apple, want the royalty rate lowered even more, to something like 4% of wholesale. So any representations by any of these companies that they are concerned for the ‘creators’ of the music must henceforth be taken with a boxcar-load of salt.’

Doesn’t it always start with the content? Or, should it not always start with the content?

1 Comment

  1. Carol

    They are not the nice guys they would have people think they are. That’s a rotten blow to the creaters. Things are really topsy-turvey it would seem.


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