SoundExchange Reporting Fee Structure

Jun 11, 2012

Starting October 1, 2012 (with the Q4 2012 reports) NPR Digital Services will charge all stations covered by the CPB-SoundExchange Webcasting Agreement an annual fee for SoundExchange reporting services. The amount of the fee, and invoicing timing and method, will depend on the station affiliation.

Affiliation

Annual Fee*

Invoice Method

NPR Member - with signed MSA

Included in DS fees

Invoiced annually by NPR

NPR DS Streaming Client (i.e., non-NPR member)

$250

Invoiced by NPR along with streaming services

NFCB Member (i.e. non-NPR member, non-NPR DS streaming client)

$275**

Invoiced annually by NFCB

All others (i.e. non-NPR member, non-NFCB member, non-NPR DS streaming client)

$500

Invoiced annually by NPR

* The annual fee is assessed once per licensee, and covers reporting for all content channels streamed.

** Includes $25 NFCB administrative fee.

Streaming Log File Processing Fees

Starting April 1, 2013 (with the Q2 2013 reports) stations covered by the CPB-SoundExchange Webcasting Agreement will be required to submit streaming access logs in one standardized file format, which will be determined and announced later in 2012 by NPR DS. After that date, any station, regardless of affiliation, that submits streaming logs not in one of the accepted file formats will be charged a processing fee of $500 per quarter that improperly formatted files are submitted.