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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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Broadcasters Make A New Friend at Today’s Congressional Hearings, Royalty Bill Still Advances to House

Posted by on May 13, 2009

Remember those House Judiciary Committee meetings being held today? The ones we talked about, like, a few hours ago? Well, they’ve wrapped up, and R&R is reporting the heated three-hour hearing featured all the best parts of political theater: arguing, surprise side-switching and a win for small businesses. After a contentious three-hour hearing in which […]

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Music Bills The Focus In Congress Today

Posted by on May 13, 2009

If you’re wondering what the fiscal future of webcasting and radio is, today would be a good day to get your C-SPAN on. Music is expected to be the topic on Capitol Hill today, as the U.S. House Judiciary Committee should be debating the new Webcaster Settlement Act as well as consider the Performance Rights […]

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