We’ve been keeping track of those who are for freezing the statutory mechanical royalty rate for physical and permanent downloads for another five years out to 2027. The issue is currently part of the rate setting proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board–which froze the same rate at 9.1¢ in 2006 and was first extended in 2009.
Here is the current list of those for and against freezing mechanicals on these categories for a total of 21 years:
|Against Frozen Mechanicals||Supporting Frozen Mechanicals|
|Songwriters Guild of America||National Music Publishers Association|
|Society of Composers and Lyricists||Nashville Songwriters Association International|
|Alliance for Women Film Composers|
|Songwriters Association of Canada|
|Screen Composers Guild of Canada|
|Music Creators North America|
|Alliance of Latin American Composers & Authors|
|Asia-Pacific Music Creators Alliance|
|European Composers and Songwriters Alliance|
|Pan African Composers and Songwriters Alliance|
|North Music Group|
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