Thanks Bob. So there is a great monetary incentive for an artist not to price themselves out of the
market -- loss of royalties on the one hand and perhaps more importantly loss of free
promotion/audience-widening on the other. If I were an audience I'd tread very lightly before I put
internet radio out of business for all intents and purposes. Greed has killed more than one golden
goose through history ...
One man's opinion, etc.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Olhsson" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Urgent Message From SaveNetRadio
> -----Original Message-----
> From Tom Fine: "...Not as obvious to me: what percent of royalties paid go
> to the original artists and what percent go
> to Big Music companies?..."
> From: http://soundexchange.com/artist_home.html#artist
> "Artist Share of Royalties
> Artists receive 50% of royalties earned for each performance. The featured
> artist receives 45% of the total artist share. The nonfeatured artists are
> the players that perform auxiliary functions on a recording, and through
> their unions, receive a 5% compulsory rate established by law. The SRCO, who
> may or may not be the actual label, receives the other 50%. SoundExchange
> pays these shares out directly to the featured artists, labels, and unions
> (AFTRA and AFM). If you are a nonfeatured musician or a nonfeatured
> vocalist, and would like to inquire about any royalties that may be due you,
> please contact the AFM and AFTRA Intellectual Property Rights Distribution
> Fund at www.raroyalties.org."
> Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
> Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
> Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!
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