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January 01, 2018
Brattle Team Helps SoundExchange Secure Favorable Licensing Fee in CRB Proceeding

A Brattle team, led by Principal Steven Herscovici and Associate Haris Tabakovic, recently assisted counsel for SoundExchange, a performing rights organization that collects and distributes royalty payments on behalf of record labels and recording artists, in a proceeding before the Copyright Royalty Board to determine the license fee that SiriusXM Satellite Radio will pay for the right to broadcast sound recordings from 2018 through 2022.

We worked with survey experts from academia to develop and analyze evidence on the degree to which satellite radio and streaming music services are viewed as substitutes for one another. The Brattle team assisted attorneys from Jenner & Block in preparing for depositions and cross-examination of SiriusXM’s survey experts, which played a key role in the determination of the royalty rate.