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January Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Quarterly Issues Programs Lists and Children’s Television Reports, Ownership and EEO Comments, Copyright Issues and More

Delivered... David Oxenford | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 6:07 pm

Here we are at the start of a new year, and right away we have numerous regulatory deadlines for broadcasters. By the 10th of the month, all broadcast stations need to have placed in their public inspection files (online for TV and for those radio stations that have already converted to the online public file, and paper for the remaining radio stations), their Quarterly Issues Programs lists, documenting the issues of importance to their communities and the programs broadcast in the last quarter addressing those issues. TV stations have quarterly Children’s Television Reports due to be filed at the FCC by the 10th, addressing the programming that they broadcast to meet the educational and informational needs of children. Commercial TV stations should also add to their public file documentation to demonstrate their compliance with the commercial limits in programming addressed to children.

For TV stations, on the 1st of the year, new obligations became effective for online captioning. “Montages” of clips from TV programs, where all of those clips were captioned when broadcast, also need to be captioned when made available online. By July 1, clips of live and near-live programming must be captioned; however, they may be posted online initially without captions as long as captions are added to clips of live programming within 12 hours and to clips of near-live programming within eight hours after the conclusion of the TV showing of the full-length programming. For more on this requirement, see our article here.

There are several comment dates in FCC proceedings that will be of interest to broadcasters. Petitions for reconsideration of the FCC’s elimination of the UHF discount are due on January 10, with replies due on January 23 (see our article here). Similarly, comments on petitions for reconsideration of the broader multiple ownership proceeding, addressing issues including the newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rules, the local TV ownership limits and the attribution of JSAs, and the treatment of radio station ownership in embedded markets, are due on January 17, with replies probably doe on January 27 (although the Federal Register publication last week said January 24, we are anticipating a correction, see our article here).

Another proceeding of interest to broadcasters is the public notice of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, looking to recognize that online recruiting meets the requirements for wide dissemination under the FCC’s EEO rules for broadcasters. We wrote about that petition here and comments are due on January 30.

As we wrote here, the Copyright Office is also seeking comments on the experience and qualifications needed for a new Register of Copyrights, and what the priorities should be for the person selected for that position. Given the likelihood of important copyright issues coming up this year that may affect broadcasters, the January 31 deadline for comments on that notice should be of significance. Similarly, in the Copyright area, as we wrote here, Congress is also taking comments on a proposal to restructure the Copyright Office. Comments are due January 31.

For broadcasters who are streaming their signals, January 30 also brings a requirement for the payment to SoundExchange of minimum fees for the coming year for their streams. Webcasters pay a minimum fee of $500 per channel, up to $50,000, for their streaming. These minimum fees are applied to meeting the per performance rates that most commercial webcasters pay.

Also on the music royalty front, for commercial radio broadcasters who are playing songs written by songwriters affiliated with the new performing rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR), they have until January 31 to decide if they want to opt into the interim licensing deal agreed to by GMR and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC). See our post here for more information.

Together with news as to who the new acting Chairman of the FCC, ongoing activity in the incentive auction, and the normal regulatory activity that goes on in Washington (which may well be heightened during this year of change in DC), there is plenty to keep the broadcaster busy this month. So watch your regulatory obligations carefully this month in this and every other month.

A patchable, circuit bent Sony Discman turns into a glitch instrument

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 5:30 pm

It’s happened: CD players are officially retro/vintage. (Heck, so is the iPod at this point.) But that means it’s time to open them up and glitch them out – at least for some intrepid inventors, that is.

Actually, this video is itself vintage, coming from the innocent days of 2012. (Ah – remember then? If only we knew what world awaited us in 2017. We’d… probably have hidden in a basement and all started circuit bending Sony CD players.)

Anyway, I digress. Sony Discman. Renamed “Discbitch” – complete with laser-etched name on the case. Patchable. Glitching. Watch:

Somehow, it’s trending right now on YouTube, because… this is how people are getting over hangovers / returning to their work life, apparently. Even odder, my colleagues note that what appears to be making it trend is a chorus of angry commenters. It’s the latest proof that of the many, many things I truly don’t understand, the emotional motivation of YouTube commenters is way up on the list.

But it’s here on CDM, too, because maybe one of you knows who r20029 is, or maybe it’s you.

Let us know.

Documentation on the project:

https://r20029.wordpress.com/

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Arturia Announces Availability of MiniFilter V Effect Plug-in

Delivered... Emusician RSS Feed | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 4:30 pm
Free, Standalone Version of the Famous Ladder Filter Found in Their Highly Acclaimed Mini V software Synth

XILS-lab Announces Availability of PolyKB III

Delivered... Emusician RSS Feed | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 4:06 pm
PolyKB III, the Third Software ‘Reincarnation’ of the Ultra-rare RSF Polykobol II

PSP Audioware Introduces FETPressor

Delivered... Emusician RSS Feed | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 3:22 pm
PSP FETpressor - a FET Feedback Type Compressor Plug-in

Waves Audio Introduces Electric Grand 80 Piano

Delivered... Emusician RSS Feed | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 2:58 pm
The Electric Grand 80 Piano, a Perfect Sampling of the Legendary 80-model Electric Grand Piano

The journey of a Kshmr drop – Deccan Chronicle

Delivered... | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 9:00 am
The journey of a Kshmr drop  Deccan Chronicle

Electronic music's favourite DJ, Kshmr, talks about incorporating Indian elements in his music and the mystery behind his stage name.

The journey of a Kshmr drop – Deccan Chronicle

Delivered... | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 9:00 am
The journey of a Kshmr drop  Deccan Chronicle

Electronic music's favourite DJ, Kshmr, talks about incorporating Indian elements in his music and the mystery behind his stage name.

The journey of a Kshmr drop – Deccan Chronicle

Delivered... | Scene | Tue 3 Jan 2017 9:00 am
The journey of a Kshmr drop  Deccan Chronicle

Electronic music's favourite DJ, Kshmr, talks about incorporating Indian elements in his music and the mystery behind his stage name.

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