Tag Archives: National Association of Broadcasters

White House Backs Performance Radio Royalties

Posted by on March 17, 2011

This past Tuesday, President Obama‚Äôs administration made numerous recommendations to Congress regarding online piracy, counterfeiting, and on-air broadcasting. Among their recommendations was support for the Performance Rights Act, the highly debated legislation that would pay artists and musicians (not just publishers and song writers) when their music is played on FM and AM radio. It […]

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FM Radio In Cell Phones To Become Mandatory?

Posted by on August 18, 2010

ArsTechnica.com is reporting that music labels and radio broadcasters are in hopes to convince Congress to mandate that FM radio receivers be built into cell phones and other portable devices. While it would provide consumers more music choices, the push is more of a bargaining tool between broadcasters and label, who have been battling over […]

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Radio Royalties Backed By Commerce Department

Posted by on April 2, 2010

We spoke earlier this year about the Performance Rights Act. In a nutshell, it’s legislation working its way through the House and Senate that, if passed, would pay artists and musicians when their songs get played on AM and FM radio. Right now, only the songwriters and publishers get paid, and the United States is […]

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