Category: February 2021

Looking at the Performance Complement and Other Rules that Apply to Webcasting Companies Relying on the Sound Recording Statutory License

By: David Oxenford, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP We are waiting on the Copyright Royalty Board to release its decision setting the royalties that webcasters (including broadcasters who simulcast their over-the-air programming on the Internet) will pay to SoundExhange for the public performance of sound recordings in the period 2021 through the end of 2025.  As we wrote here, that decision would normally have been released in… read more

Detroit SMPTE Presents ‘Fiber Optic Cables for HD Broadcast’

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) Detroit Section will host a free virtual meeting open to all members, guests and non-members on Tuesday, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. The topic will be “Fiber Optic Cables for HD Broadcast.” Guest speakers are Benjamin Nemser and Daniel Ritts of  Nemal Corporation The presentation provides… read more

Michigan Broadcasters Invited to Next Alabama Engineering Webinar

The Alabama Broadcasters Association is inviting Michigan broadcasters to participate for free in their monthly engineering webinar series.  February’s webinar will be this Tuesday, February 16 from 11 a.m. to Noon Eastern Time and will feature John Mailhot, Chief Technology Officer of the networking and infrastructure team at Imagine Communications. Mailhot has worked in the… read more

Don’t get ‘Socked in the Shorts’

By: Mark Levy Revenue Development Resources, Inc. Hold on, hold on – it’s not what you think! February 15th is Presidents’ Day. Beside a well-deserved day off, this day also means that selling time for the week will be shorter – 20% shorter. And shorter selling time means a team of 6 sellers averaging 6… read more