Can We Stream Full Albums?

Is it still a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to stream an entire album by a single artist in one program?

It is an important question for community radio stations. Just as important, has anyone ever been prosecuted for streaming an entire album?

In general, a station must comply with the “sound recording performance complement,” which has several rules in place. NFCB provides information about this issue and other music licensing and music reporting compliance matters in the Solution Center, an on-demand knowledge base for community radio. You can access the Solution Center here. If your station is not a member of NFCB yet, get membership information here.

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