Stay Legal By Maintaining Licenses
Non-Christian Radio Stations
Royalty Fees for Internet Broadcasters
Any internet broadcaster streaming licensed music to users in the United States, must get licensed by all three Performance Right Organizations, BMI, ASCAP and SESAC.
In addition, a recording performance license is required from SoundExchange.
To sum it all up, you must be licensed by BMI, ASCAP, SESAC and SoundExchange to legally broadcast online through your website or your mobile app.
As an example a startup station with no revenue and minimal yearly impressions will still have to pay an upfront fee of $1399 to get licensed by all 4 entities above. Your upfront fee will be used as credit for your fees incurred throughout the year. Additional fees may be due based on your revenue and number of impressions.
Please see the fee schedule below in order to estimate your royalty fees for 2016
CHRISTIAN PROGRAMMING BROADCASTERS
A special licensing model is available for worship broadcasters in the United States, however it does not include Sound Exchange Licensing. The pricing schedule is a follows: (excluding soundexchange)
Average Listeners to Station
1 – 199 -> $250/year
200 – 499 -> $380/year
500 – 1999 -> $765/year
2000 – 5999 ->$1015/year
6000 – 14999 -> $1290/year
15000+ -> $1840/year
A license can be acquired directly from https://apps.christiancopyrightsolutions.com/purchase-license.aspx?svc=wcpm.
You can acquire a Sound Exchange license by contacting them at email@example.com. The minimum annual fee is $500.
Way Network Ministries Branding
Anything outside of our branding must purchase your license through the Christian Brodcasters Way
Must be Streamed through our URL only $35.00 Per Month