All Access Sponsors Royalty Fee Session At Conclave
May 28, 2008 at 6:58 AM (PT)
THE CONCLAVE is planning an important session at next month’s 2008 Learning Conference: At the Crossroads, entitled "Performance Royalties: What You Need to Know about Radio’s Most Pressing Regulatory Issue." Part of CONCLAVE COLLEGE and sponsored by ALL ACCESS MUSIC GROUP, the session is scheduled for 5:30p FRIDAY, JUNE 27th at the MARRIOTT CITY CENTER in MINNEAPOLIS and will address current and pending rules that determine the fees associated with playing music on radio and other platforms.
Last DECEMBER, Senators PATRICK LEAHY (D-VT) and ORRIN HATCH (R-UT) and Representatives HOWARD BERMAN (D-CA) and DARRELL ISSA (R-CA) jointly introduced legislation that would end the exemption of terrestrial radio stations from current copyright law which requires satellite radio, cable radio channels, and Internet webcasts to pay a royalty for the use of sound recordings. Strongly opposed by the NAB, the Performance Rights Act of 2007 would require terrestrial broadcasters to compensate labels and performers when their music is played on the air -- above and beyond fees already paid to songwriters.
According to CONCLAVE Executive Dir. TOM KAY, "We’ll bring together representatives from the NAB and performance rights organization SOUNDEXCHANGE and others discuss this contentious issue and its far-reaching potential repercussions for the radio and music industries."
To register, and for a complete agenda for At the Crossroads, slated from JUNE 26th-28th, 2008 please visit www.theconclave.com.