382.21 Royalty fees for the public performance of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings by SDARS.§ 382.21 Royalty fees for the public performance of sound recordings and the making of ephemeral recordings by SDARS.
(a) Royalty fees. Commencing January 1, 2018, and continuing through December 31, 2027, Licensees must pay royalty fees for all Eligible Transmissions of sound recordings at the rate of 15.5% of Gross Revenues.
(b) Ephemeral recordings royalty fees. (1) The fee for all Ephemeral Recordings is part of the total fee payable under this section and constitutes 5% of it. All Ephemeral Recordings that a Licensee makes that are necessary and commercially reasonable for making noninteractive Digital Audio Transmissions as an SDARS are included in the 5%.
(2) The minimum fee is $5,000 per year.