Radionomy has blocked listening to its U.S. stations on TuneIn over the cost of streaming music royalties.
The Webcast aggregator asked TuneIn to geo-block the U.S. from Radionomy streams, reports the Radio and Internet Newsletter.
We reported the Copyright Royalty Board determined new streaming music royalty rates for the next five years in December. While broadcasters that stream and pureplays got a break, no allowances were made for smaller Webcasters; the new pricing system multiplies by 6 the royalties small pureplays like Radionomy pay, according to RAIN.
Those new rates have now been published in the Federal Register, giving those who wish to appeal the rates 30 days to do so.