The NZ Herald's John Drinnan reports on this long-running dispute between the Radio Broadcasters Association and PPNZ (representing the 4 major record co's) over royalty rates.
"The row over radio royalties harks back to last year when the radio industry challenged PPNZ price rises that might cost $9 million a year in a case heard by the Copyright Tribunal. The tribunal's decision has yet to released....
"Radio bosses are tuning up to buy music rights directly from record companies if a claim to the Copyright Tribunal falls over.
The Radio Broadcasters Association (RBA) says that is what will happen if a long-delayed tribunal case goes against them and upholds price rises by Phonographic Performances New Zealand (PPNZ)...."
Read the full article here.