View Full Version : do i have to pay royalties?

15th May 2003, 02:10
If I am the owner of a small indie label and want to stream some music from my label, with permission from each band to do so, do I still have to pay the royalty companies? I have written a one-page license/form for the bands to grant me royalty-free permission to stream their songs. And what is this DMCA "statutory license" I read about on the RIAA page? Do I have to pay for that? It is obvious that I would stream this music to promote the bands, not to get people to pirate the music or something.

15th May 2003, 02:27
is the music your going to play copyrighted

if the band doesn't havea copyright/label, and they have given u permission then you dont pay anything :)

if your their label/copyright then you should be able to play it for free :)