IMRO Live Streaming Tariff – Consultation
Friday 21 May, 11.30am, Zoom
IMRO is conducting a public consultation on the introduction its new Live Streaming Tariff. As part of this consultation process, IMRO’s Commercial Director – Public Performance, DJ Corbett will be available to hear your views on the introduction of this new tariff.
Please feel free to share this invitation with interested colleagues and we’re asking everyone to register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
IMRO – Live Streaming Tariff
The consultation applies to all live streamed events that incorporate copyright music as part of the performance and any subsequent catch up or download of those live streamed events. It seeks to understand your insights and valuable experience of live streaming including revenues, production costs, live streaming demand and any other information you believe is relevant to the setting of a new tariff.
The consultation also seeks your views on the future of Live Streaming and how it may change the way music is consumed.
Note that Live Streamed events that are free of charge and hosted on platforms already licensed by IMRO, such as Youtube and Facebook, are outside the scope of this proposed tariff and this consultation process.
Although not a new way for people to consume music, the number of online concerts has grown significantly over the last 12 months, accelerated by the Covid-19 Pandemic. As a result, more artists, venues and promoters have sought to deliver their music to fans using alternative methods including live online streaming. These online events vary from larger events hosted in traditional venues to smaller events streamed from studios. Live Streamed events access requirements vary widely from being free of charge, ticketed, voluntary and mandatory donations and tips. The platforms that the live streamed events are hosted on also varies widely from popular social media platforms to bespoke streaming services and artists and venues own websites.
All participants in the value chain understand the contribution made by songwriters, composers and publishers and that fair remuneration is wholly appropriate in the live streaming environment. A new tariff is now necessary to take account of the additional rights required in relation to make such concerts available online. It is proposed that IMRO would provide a Joint License for the public performance and the additional rights including: Making available right, Mechanical right, and Synchronisation right.