National Public Radio
On behalf of public radio, CPB negotiated an agreement with the RIAA/ SoundExchange (SX) to pay royalties for the use of sound recordings heard in the online streams generated by organizations covered under the agreement. The program administrator collects music playlist information and average tuning hour (ATH) data generated by the covered entities, matches the playlist information with ATH to create a report for each covered entity, and then transmits all content logs to SoundExchange as required.
Our Non-Licensee Partner(s)
NPR (National Public Radio), Washington, D.C.—A privately supported, not-for-profit membership organization, NPR produces and distributes programming that reaches more than 26 million listeners weekly. More than 900 stations nationwide broadcast NPR programming. With original online content and audio streaming, NPR.org offers hourly newscasts, special features, and ten years of archived audio and information. NPR also operates the program distribution/interconnection facilities of the Public Radio Satellite System. Public Interactive, based in Boston, Massachusetts, is a division of NPR that administers the SoundExchange agreement. PI offers a full suite of online services, collaborative tools, and applications for the public broadcasting industry, including community engagement technologies, content syndication services, and member- and audience-relationship-management systems. More than 130 public radio and television stations currently subscribe. PI was launched in 1999 under the aegis of PRl, with funding from CPB and the Ford Foundation. It became a not-for-profit company in 2004 and was acquired by NPR in 2008.