Web radios at the end?
From now on, web radios are supposed to pay 0.07 cents per track played and per user to record companies and artists, which is certainly not affordable, especially for smaller broadcasters, although the record companies had even asked twice as much.
Additionally Web radios still have to pay 3.5 percent of sales to composers and publishers. According to the demands of the radio operators, the payments to the record companies should also be in this amount. Of course, the music industry is not getting its collar full enough and has also demanded significantly more on this point. Cary Sherman, President of the Recording Industry Association of America, is of the opinion that the big providers like Yahoo and AOL are subsidized by the record companies and artists.