Royalties

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Wall Street Journal  Jun 30  Comment 
Cenovus Energy agreed to sell its oil-and-gas royalty business to Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan for about $2.7 billion.
Reuters  Jun 26  Comment 
A review of royalties paid by Alberta's oil and gas industry will be finished by year-end, the government of Canada's largest oil-producing province said Friday, making good on an election promise to reassess how fairly resource revenues are...
New York Times  Jun 26  Comment 
The satellite radio service and major record labels agreed that Sirius would pay $210 million to settle a suit over royalties for music recorded before 1972.
New York Times  Jun 24  Comment 
The Beggars Group, a powerful independent record company, and Merlin, a trade group, announced that they reached a licensing deal with Apple.
New York Times  Jun 22  Comment 
In a letter, Ms. Swift called Apple’s decision not to pay musicians during a trial period for Apple’s streaming service “shocking, disappointing.”
New York Times  Jun 21  Comment 
Ms. Swift had framed a letter posted to her Tumblr page as an explanation for why she was withholding her latest album, “1989,” from Apple’s new music streaming service.
Reuters  Jun 19  Comment 
Cenovus Energy Inc confirmed on Friday it is in discussions with another party about the sale of its royalty interest and mineral fee title lands.




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Royalties

Payments made by one party, (the licensee) to another, (the licensor) for the use of assets owned by the licensor. In most cases royalties are periodic payments made for the continual use of assets. The amount of a royalties payment depends on how the two parties have agreed to calculate the royalties owed.

In the oil and gas industry, companies pay landowners a royalty rate for the right to extract natural resources, such as petroleum and natural gas, from the landowner's property. Similar agreements exist in the mining industry for minerals such as copper and silver. [1]

An override is a percentage payout to a person of a mineral interest or mineral lease, that is paid after drilling and production costs are taken out, before paying royalties, or that is paid by an agent or publisher or user to the creator of a work. [2]

From 1550s residuals, “royalties” attested by 1966. [3] Override from "over" + ridan "to ride." Originally literal, of cavalry, [4]

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