Jacobs Media Encourages Radio To Voice Tax Opposition
March 9, 2009 at 5:13 AM (PT)
Here's a radio industry campaign to send a message to Congress and MUSICFIRST.
Picking up on an idea first dreamed up by EMMIS/ST. LOUIS’ JOHN BECK and initiated by NRG’s CHUCK DUCOTY AND MARY QUASS, JACOBS MEDIA is spearheading a campaign that demonstrates radio’s longtime contribution to the record industry and its artists.
JACOBS MEDIA is asking all music stations to take digital photos of every gold and platinum single and album that labels have awarded them, and e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org. This photographic collection of "thank-yous" from the record industry, underscoring radio’s historic support and contributions, will be posted at www.jacobsmedia.com/goingforthegold, and will be delivered to the NAB.
"The NAB is on board for this all-industry campaign," Pres. FRED JACOBS said. "This coming week, we’re asking all music stations to take 30 minutes to send a message to Congress and MUSICFIRST about the absurdity of this performance fee/tax issue. It is a contradiction for the music industry to suggest that radio has been cheating artists out of royalties and fees, while they have consistently thanked radio for its contributions."
For more information on "Going for the Gold," contact PAUL JACOBS at (248) 353-9030 or at Pauljacobs@jacobsmedia.com.