Within the world of composers and musicians, music copyright laws and royalty payments have been more heavily discussed and disputed since the dawn of the internet than ever before. The heated debate began most notably with music file sharing over the infamous Napster program in 1999, and both independent and superstar musicians have campaigned to reform music copyright laws constantly since then. It is important to remember that licensing your music for business with SiriusXM not only protects your company from lawsuits with ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC, but also does your part in making sure composers and musicians are paid for their works.
SiriusXM Music for Business differs from AM/FM Radio broadcasts, because they are required to pay royalties to artists, record labels, and publishing companies in accordance with the Copyright Act. This means a legally agreed upon percentage of your SiriusXM Music for Business monthly fee directly feeds the musicians who’s music is playing within your facility. If your business is currently using public radio broadcasts as overhead music, then those artists are not receiving funds for creating your favorite songs and/or live performances. As of January 1st 2018, SiriusXM Music for Business will be increasing that percentage through 2022. This means more musicians will be able to feed both themselves and their families.
In a report published by DigitalMusicNews.com on July 24th, 2017, another popular streaming music for business provider (Pandora) was ranked as the seventh worst service in payment percentage to musicians and composers. Apple Music, Google Play Music, Deezer, Spotify, and Youtube also join that list as streaming music services who pay artists less than $0.01 per play on their networks.
Join the streaming music for business platform that gives more to artists. For less than $1 a day, your business can be a part of feeding musicians and composers across the United States.