I’ve mentioned this organization before, but it’s worth repeating. If you have music that is being played over the internet, or you are interested in pod casting music over the internet, you need to know about SoundExchange. They are the entity authorized by congress to collect royalties for internet streaming and make payments to recording artists and owners of the master recordings.
Gino Robair of Mix Magazine conducted an interview with Michael Huppe, president of SoundExchange, and asked the questions that you are probably wondering about yourself. The entire interview is here.
In addition, if you’re curious as to how much is paid, you can check out the rates on the SoundExchange site.