I found this description and discussion of music licensing for podcasters very informative. If you do any type of internet broadcasting, you may be interested in how Performing Rights Organizations are looking at this latest internet broadcasting technology.
Should Podcasters have to pay a fee for the right to play copyrighted songs during a Podcast? Yes, says ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC. There’s also a good discussion of how much that licensing will cost.
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