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2020 Annual Regulatory Fees Due by September 25 – Fee Filer Now Open and FCC Accepting Waiver Requests

Delivered... David Oxenford | Scene | Tue 8 Sep 2020 5:16 pm

The FCC released a Public Notice late Friday afternoon announcing the annual regulatory fees for 2020 will be due by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on September 25, and setting out the procedures for payment.  Another Public Notice announced that the fee filing system is now open to accept fee payment.  A third Public Notice set out the procedures for asking for a waiver of the fees based on financial hardship.  That notice also sets out how licensees can ask for permission to pay on an installment basis.  A further public notice from the Media Bureau, providing details on the filing process for broadcasters, should be released shortly.

The procedures Public Notice makes clear that all payments need to be made electronically using the Fee Filer system.  These payments can be made by any of the following methods:

  • Credit Card (i.e., Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) via Fee Filer
  • Wire Transfer
  • ACH/Debit from a Bank Account via Fee Filer
  • Visa or MasterCard Debit Card via Fee Filer

However, you cannot rack up unlimited points on your credit card, as credit card transactions are limited to $24,999.99 in a single day.  The FCC also made clear that entities that owe total annual regulatory fees of $1000 or less are exempt from paying the fees, as these fees are considered de minimis – essentially the costs of collection outweigh the amount that the FCC would otherwise receive.

The Public Notice on the fee waivers is the most detailed of the three notices, setting out the process for seeking a waiver or deferral of the fees.  While the FCC will allow a single request to ask for either a waiver or deferral of the fees, just saying that a station suffered from the economic downturn caused by the pandemic will not be enough.  Instead, a licensee must provide detailed financial information to show how the payment of fees would imperil its obligation to serve the public.

The financial information must be detailed.  The FCC sets out the following information needed to justify such a waiver or deferral:

A request to waive and/or defer payment of FY 2020 regulatory fees on financial hardship grounds must include supporting financial documents to show financial hardship. In order to prove financial hardship sufficient to justify a waiver, a regulatee must show that it lacks sufficient funds to pay its FY 2020 regulatory fee in full while maintaining service to the public. Among the documents that a regulatee may wish to include to prove financial hardship sufficient to justify a waiver are: tax returns, a balance sheet and profit and lost statement (audited if possible), cashflow projections for the next twelve months, a list of officers and highest paid individual employees with each person’s compensation. Regulatees might also include documents demonstrating the pandemic’s effect on its financial decline, such as banking and investment account records, credit card statements, monthly statements of cash receipts and disbursements, accounting ledgers and journals, and loan (including secured and unsecured loans, lines of credit, etc.) documents, including balances owed. For individual regulatees, such documents might include wage statements, documents disclosing non-wage income, such as rental income; real estate valuations and mortgage documents; bank, credit card and loan statements; account numbers and balances for all cash accounts and investments; monthly income and expense summaries.

In other words, the FCC will not simply take your word for the hardship that the pandemic has caused.  Nor will it accept generalized statements of the impact.  Instead, specific, detailed financial information must be submitted.  The Commission notes that, to avoid a 25% penalty, any request for deferral must be submitted by the September 25 deadline.  Late payments are also subject to the 25% penalty.

So look at these documents closely and plan to have your fees on file, or waiver request submitted, by the September 25 deadline.

Overthinker Mob Dusts Off Club Gems Hidden on Producers’ Hard Drives

Delivered... ztippitt | Scene | Tue 8 Sep 2020 4:43 pm

Top Notes: Hybrid mechanical/organic club music, lush atmospheres, complex beats Mid Notes: Coding music, plastics, meditation Base Notes: A diverse range of anti-ego club tunes and somber atmospheres that benefits from stylistic change-ups Have you ever wondered about all of the tracks that producers make outside of their recognized “sound,” that usually end up gathering dust on a forgotten hard...

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Maschine+ standalone is here – so what can you with it? Details from NI…

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Tue 8 Sep 2020 4:41 pm

First leaked early in 2019, then evidently canceled, then leaked again this week - now here's the official word on Maschine+ and what standalone NI hardware means for music making.

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DJing formally offered at GCSE: a challenge to a ‘colonialised curriculum’

Delivered... Joe Muggs | Scene | Tue 8 Sep 2020 4:39 pm

An additional new syllabus of formal grade exams on DJ decks – the technology behind grime and hip-hop – has been welcomed for promoting greater inclusivity

When Austen Smart and his brother Scott were kids, they were driven amateur musicians, relentlessly making mixtapes and teaching themselves how to MC. Yet they had no connection to their school’s music department. “In fact, we only went in there for the first time when we went back years later and started teaching DJing, having had a relatively successful career in music,” says Austen.

Over the past five years, the pair have been trying to rectify this disconnect with their education initiative FutureDJs, working to get DJing recognised in formal musical education. Early on, they managed to get DJ decks recognised as an instrument for GCSE assessment, but creating the framework for this to work in practice was a bigger challenge. Last week, they succeeded: FutureDJs and the London College of Music Examiners published a syllabus that offers grade certifications on CDJs (decks for manipulating music from CDs or digital files). This puts them on a par with classical and jazz instruments, and provides a national standard for GCSE marking. The aim, says Sandra Allan of exam board AQA, is “allowing more accessibility and diversity, giving students opportunity they may not have considered before now”.

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Auf wiedersehen, techno: Berlin’s banging Berghain club reborn as a gallery

Delivered... Philip Oltermann | Scene | Tue 8 Sep 2020 2:58 pm

With nightlife in limbo due to Covid-19, the legendary temple of techno has reinvented itself as art gallery – with works by Tacita Dean, Olafur Eliasson, Wolfgang Tillmans and more

Inside a disused power station in east Berlin, a red-and-white buoy is bobbing mid-air, swooping six metres up and six metres down in rhythm to imaginary waves. The artist who had the idea to hang it there, Julius von Bismarck, has connected an automated pulley system via sensors to a real buoy in the Atlantic Ocean, mirroring its movements.

Usually, the waves crashing over the heads of visitors to these halls are made of sound, pumped out of a custom-built PA that many dance music connoisseurs consider the finest in the world: this is Berghain, Berlin’s mythical temple of bassy industrial techno.

It's this laissez-faire space where you can waste 12 or 20 hours without feeling watched

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‘Zeus X Crona’ Releases Their Latest Track ‘Back To You’ – Mumbai Live

Delivered... | Scene | Tue 8 Sep 2020 8:42 am
'Zeus X Crona' Releases Their Latest Track ‘Back To You’  Mumbai Live

Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Spiller: how we made Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)

Delivered... Interviews by Elizabeth Aubrey | Scene | Tue 8 Sep 2020 6:00 am

The dance classic was the first song ever to be played on an iPod. But, as its creators reveal, the demo was left in a car – then tossed on to a floor and forgotten

This was one of the fastest tracks I ever produced. It was 1999, the night before I was due to fly to Miami for the Winter Music Conference, where all aspiring DJs and producers went. I was trying to stay awake for my early-morning flight and put on an unreleased version of Carol Williams’ Love Is You. I ended up sampling it and, in a couple of hours, I had Groovejet more or less written.

Related: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on music, motherhood and lockdown discos: ‘Most of my children are feral!’

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Spiller: how we made Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)

Delivered... Interviews by Elizabeth Aubrey | Scene | Tue 8 Sep 2020 6:00 am

The dance classic was the first song ever to be played on an iPod. But, as its creators reveal, the demo was left in a car – then tossed on to a floor and forgotten

This was one of the fastest tracks I ever produced. It was 1999, the night before I was due to fly to Miami for the Winter Music Conference, where all aspiring DJs and producers went. I was trying to stay awake for my early-morning flight and put on an unreleased version of Carol Williams’ Love Is You. I ended up sampling it and, in a couple of hours, I had Groovejet more or less written.

Related: Sophie Ellis-Bextor on music, motherhood and lockdown discos: ‘Most of my children are feral!’

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