What is being done to prevent the accumulation of royalties in the record companies’ pending list in the future?

The settlement of the class action called for the implementation of a new mechanical licensing system to avoid the accumulation of pending royalties in the future, and to promote the timely payment of royalties to all rightsholders.  The new system was launched in early 2013, such that all newly released physical audio recordings by the major record companies as of January 1, 2013 have been licensed through this new system.  For more information on this topic, please refer to the Post-2012 Products section of our website.

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