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To sum up:
We have looked at over 1,300 tunes licensed for regular price
More than 99% of all licensed royalty rates were at the
In short, just as we showed 10 years ago, the statutory rate of 2¢ and standard, generally available, non-discriminatory variations therefrom account for the overwhelming bulk of all rates paid (exclusive of public domain material). The statutory rate, flatly contrary to the arguments of the publishing companies, is not "merely a ceiling". The statutory rate and standard variations are overwhelmingyly the norm. There is not, and has not been any significant amount of "bargaining" or real negotiation about these rates. Nor would there be in the future under any higher rate. Any statutory rate would become the norm. The outcome and the effects of a higher rate can be forecast with confidence.
Rates other than standard ¢ or $¢ intervals or percentage thereof.
Two major record companies having an estimated unit sales volume in 1974 of 50 million records.
STATEMENT OF JOHN DESMOND GLOVER
H.R. 2223, SECTION 115
UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 11, 1975
This Technical Appendix explains, supports and amplifies the data contained in the "Statement on Sec. 115 of H.R. 2223 of John Desmond Glover, Director, Cambridge Research Institute" before the Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justrice of the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, September 11, 1975. The statement was based upon a study of economic effects of proposed changes in provisions of the copyright law relating to the licensing of copyrighted music for recordings. This was the second such study conducted in ten years.
The material that follows is organized into two main Sections. The first section supports exhibits in the Summary Statement (pages 1 to 31 herein) presented orally by Dr. Glover to the Subcommittee. References are provided to specific sections of the full statement which explain the conclusions stated in the Summary exhibits. The second section supports exhibits in the full statement, as needed.
CONTENTS OF TECHNICAL APPENDIX
(organized by exhibit supported)
No Economic Justification for an Increase
and Median Family Income, 1963-1972
2 & 3.
INCOME TO COPYRIGHT OWNERS FROM RECORDINGS, 1973 vs. 1963
STATUTORY MECHANICAL ROYALTIES PAID PER RELEASE OF RECORDED TUNES:
ESTIMATED FINANCIAL STATISTICS AND INCOME STATEMENT FOR THE U.S.
STATUTORY LICENSE ROYALTIES PER TOP 150 LP ALBUMS IN 1973 AT VARIOUS 158
FINANCIAL IMPACTS OF PROPOSED INCREASED MECHANICAL ROYALTIES ON
MUSIC PUBLISHING INDUSTRY AND RECORDING INDUSTRY, 1971-1974