Both sides claim victory in music-licensing dispute.

The antitrust action brought by the Radio Music License Committee against SESAC has been settled by arbitration. A 2015 ruling had SESAC agreeing to have its license fees determined by binding rate adjudication for the next 20 years, and the fees for the initial term were set earlier this year, with both sides convinced they had won. The RMLC is happy about the “more-than-60% discount off of the SESAC radio station license rate card.” Meanwhile, SESAC is bragging about the fact that its rates went up relative to its market share (even though in absolute terms their rates went down).

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