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Listeners Can Now Skip Your Songs



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(9/12/2013 3:50:04 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
76cxQ2 Im obliged for the post.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.
- NY
(9/5/2013 3:29:03 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
N8sMNE Im thankful for the article. Keep writing.
- NY
(2/7/2013 5:48:31 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The listener is not selecting a specific song and has no knowledge of the playlist, the order of the playlist, or any other rules around the song selection, nor do they have any way to suggest/request an artist.

Thanks again for your input!



Rob Green

- Rob Green
(2/7/2013 5:38:33 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Following the logic of that excerpt, your service would be interactive, and in fact allow the user to "get a specific song when they want it." Love the concept of this new feature ... just want to make sure there isn't a license loophole.
- Bruce
(2/7/2013 5:36:07 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Rob -
Source: http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/2011/07/articles/music-rights/beware-music-use-in-podcasts-downloads-and-ondemand-streams-are-not-covered-by-your-soundexchange-royalties/

Excerpt: …"The royalties paid to SoundExchange are for the right to publicly perform sound recordings in a non-interactive manner. In other words, they only cover streams where the user cannot get a specific song when they want it, and where listeners do not know the order in which songs will be played."

- Bruce
(2/7/2013 5:31:35 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Great question Bruce. The service we are providing doesn't enable a listener to pick a song or know what the next song is, it merely provides them with the ability to skip the song they are listening to at that moment. The playlist is, as it is now, entirely constructed and managed by the PD.

This is not an on demand service and thus the rule you bring doesn't apply.

I hope that helps and thanks for your question.

Rob Green

- Rob Green
(2/7/2013 5:04:05 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Considering the following rule regarding stream skipping (www.dwt.com) - does this service protect broadcasters by obtaining the proper copyright licenses?

"...allowing on-demand streams where users know what music is coming up, or where they can select the artist or song that is to be played—the service provider must obtain public performance licenses in the sound recordings directly from the copyright holders."

- Bruce

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