September 27, 2000

RIAA, Webcasters argue over licensing pacts

Author: JT Smith

From a CNet story: "Even as the online music world focuses on next week's Napster trial, tension is mounting
behind the scenes over the record industry's control of the still-young online radio
business.

The Recording Industry Association of America is in the final stages of creating a collective
intended to distribute royalties to artists and record labels every time a song is
played online by a Webcasting service such as CMGI's iCast or America
Online's Spinner.com."

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