SiriusXM: U.S. Music Royalty Fee Effective January 5, 2015

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  1. dawg

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    To our Valued Customers:

    Important Notice: Effective January 5, 2015, there will be an increase of 1.4 percentage points in the U.S. Music Royalty Fee applied to most audio packages.* Your fee may vary depending on the package and plan term you have and the number of subscriptions on your account. For more information regarding the U.S. Music Royalty Fee, please refer to the links to the right on this page.

    At SiriusXM we love the talented people that create the music we play. The U.S Music Royalty Fee is used to fund royalty payments to the music industry, which includes the writers and artists you hear on SiriusXM.

    When it comes to bringing you the hottest, most exciting entertainment, our work is never done. We focus on expanding our programming to deliver even more A-list talent, variety and channels you won’t hear anywhere else. The commercial-free music, plus sports, news, talk and entertainment you love is now even more exciting. Click below to see just what we mean:

    We have received great feedback on the new channels we recently added to our lineup like TODAY Show Radio – which airs all day, only on SiriusXM. We also proudly present Joel Osteen Radio, rooted in the power of positive thinking with messages of inspiration. Plus we invite you to discover new channels covering everything from upbeat pop and R&B to current country hits. Click here for a custom channel guide.

    We truly appreciate each and every one of our customers. And we will continue to deliver the best entertainment programming available. Thank you for being a SiriusXM listener.

    http://www.siriusxm.com/usmusicroyalty
     
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  5. Roland Schwinn

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    THose folks who got lifetime subs, to they pay these fees? Or do they never have a bill at all? Hows that shit work? I'll hang up and listen. :hat:
     
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    The U.S Music Royalty Fee is used to fund royalty payments to the music industry, which includes the writers and artists you hear on SiriusXM.

    :bsflag:

    Most writers and artists sold their rights a long time ago...
     
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    A 1.4% increase will somehow translate into 5-10% increase in our payments. I think we all know damn well SiriusXM will use this as an excuse to squeeze some extra cash out of the customers.
     
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    Flo and Eddie (Turtles) have sued Sirius/XM because they pay no royalties on pre-1972 recordings. Class action suit seeking millions in damages. Judges in NY and California have ruled that they can go to trial. Rooting for them because I think they're right, plus I fucking hate Sirius/XM, but if they (Turtles) win, watch them(Sirius) raise rates even more. Can't blame this one on Howie.
     
  10. Vinegarette

    Vinegarette Don't Believe What You Hear

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    I've never paid a single cent since I bought the lifetime subscription, but that was like 9-10+ years ago.
     
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    that's not true. in the music biz, most songwriters own their own publishing rights.
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Translation: Assume the position, we're about to fuck you.
     
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    .03 percent hair treatment fee. Right Robin?
     
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    How about the artist?
     
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    ...fuck sirius and xm. what happened to commercial free? if they need to pay royalties take the money out of the advertising revenues because subscribers are not paying to listen to that shit.
     
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    This.
     
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    Even the repetitive musc channels are not commercial free, they are getting money when the dj breathlessly gives the news that the Steve Miller band is playing at a country fair in Shitville, Arkansas or that the "much awaited" new Justin Bieger album will soon hit the stores.
     
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    On a percentage basis, the fee goes up a lot for certain a la carte packages with Howard or the sports channels, which are channels that don't play much music.

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