CPB

The description below is for 2016 through 2020.

Eligibility

You must be one of

Register

Once, for the period 2016 through 2020

Fees

CPB covers all royalty payments but NPR/DS collects data processing fees.

Annual fee:

Quarterly fees:

Reporting

Playlist logs

Playlist logs must be in NPR/DS format and include, for each spin

Spinitron users follow this guide to generate Reports of Use.

Stream logs

Streaming logs must contain every stream connection with IP addresses and connect/disconnect times. Get logs from your webcast server. They must be formatted according to NPR/DS specifications. Incorrectly formatted stream logs incur $500 NPR/DS fee per quarter.

Spinitron has a stream log converter to generate NPR/DS format reports.

Filing reports

Most stations opting in to the CPB-SX agreement file sample reports for two weeks per quarter. (Stations with large audiences are informed by NPR/DS if they need to report more.) Reports are due shortly after the end of the calendar quarter, NPR/DS announces deadlines.

Use NPR/DS Composer (Basic or Pro) to:

Once the report is filed, notify NPR/DS by email (soundexchange@ds.npr.org) and request confirmation.