The Canadian Copyright Board has ruled that satellite radio should pay 6.2% of their revenues for the use of music, lower than the 7.1% rate set by the board for commercial radio. The ruling is in response to a proposal on tariffs filed by the three copyright collective societies: Society of composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), the Neighbouring Rights Collective of Canada (NRCC) and CMRRA/SODRAC Inc. (CSI). The decision applies to all three tariffs. In issuing the ruling, the Copyright Board said it has considered the difficult financial situations of satellite radio services arising from high costs incurred during their launch in 2005. Satellite radio services expect to turn a profit in 2010. There are only two satellite radio services in Canada, Sirius Satellite, and XM. The rates set by the Board include discounts of 25% for 2005 and 2007 and 10% for 2008 and 2009. Discounts for 2009 rates total about 5.6%, the Board said. The rates are expected to garner $1 million in royalties for all three collectives.