Licensing Framework

Musical Works Publishers/Songwriters

Synch Rights.

Publishers directly

Traditional media (TV, film, etc.) and new media (internet, etc.)

Mechanical and public performance rights subject to withdrawal

Reproduction and distribution (mechanical) and public performance rights

Publishers directly

MROs and GMROs

Physical products (CDs, etc.)

Downloads and interactive streaming

Traditional media (radio, TV, etc.) and new media (internet, etc.)

Live

Sound Recordings Labels/Artists

Synch Rights.

Labels directly

Reproduction and distribution rights, and public performance rights for digital interactive

Labels directly

Public performance rights for digital noninteractive and terrestrial

Sound Exchange

(GMRO)

Public performance rights for digital noninteractive and terrestrial

Public performance rights for digital noninteractive and terrestrial

Public performance rights for digital noninteractive and terrestrial

Rate-setting Framework

Musical Works Publishers/Songwriters

Reproduction and distribution (mechanical) and public performance rights (MRO- and GMRO- administered)

Mechanical and public performance rights subject to withdrawal, Synch rights etc.

Sound Recordings Labels/Artists

Public performance rights for digital noninteractive (internet, satellite and terrestrial (AM/FM) radio etc.

Reproduction and distribution rights, and public performance rights for digital interactive,

Synch rights etc.

Rates Negotiated in the

Free Market

Copyright Royalties Tribunal

As Needed

Market Oriented Standard

(e.g. willing buyer/willing seller)

Regulatory Overview

Sound Recordings 

Musical Works 

Reproduction/ Distribution

Digital Interactive Performance

Digital

Non-Interactive Performance

Terrestrial Performance

(AM/FM Radio)

Synch

Freely Negotiated

Freely Negotiated

Freely Negotiated

Regulated - CRT/PRO

Regulated - CRT/PRO

Regulated - CRT/PRO

Regulated - CRT

Freely Negotiated

Regulated - CRT

Rights Assigned To PRO or Freely Negotiated

Freely Negotiated

Freely Negotiated

Freely Negotiated

Rate Setting Standards

Use

Rate Setting Body

Authority

Standard

(Musical Works) 

Mechanical

Copyright Royalty Tribunal

Copyright Act, Part VIII Section 86 and 87

Statutes Law of The Bahamas

 LRO 1/2010

Multifactor policy oriented approach

(Sound Recordings) 

Satellite Radio

Multifactor policy oriented approach

Copyright Royalty Tribunal

Copyright Act, Part VIII Section 86 and 87

Statutes Law of The Bahamas

 LRO 1/2010

(Sound Recordings) 

Internet Radio

Copyright Royalty Tribunal

Copyright Act, Part VIII Section 86 and 87

Statutes Law of The Bahamas

 LRO 1/2010

"Willing Buyer/Willing Seller"

(Musical Works) 

PROs - Public Performance

Federal 

"rate courts"

in New York

(ASCAP/BMI)

Consent &

Decrees

"Reasonable Fee"

(or "fair-market value" considering antitrust concerns)

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