Over 2.600 Gold And Platinum Record Photos Sent To Anti-Royalty Campaign
March 16, 2009 at 2:38 PM (PT)
JACOBS MEDIA concluded its "Going For The Gold" campaign after receiving more than 2,600 digital pictures of gold and platinum records. More than 200 radio stations, representing 40 of the 50 states, sent in pictures of the plaques.
"Radio is sending a loud and clear message to MUSICFIRST and CONGRESS," JACOBS MEDIA Pres. FRED JACOBS said. "Stations from markets as big as NEW YORK and L.A. have participated, as have stations licensed to CASPER, WY, PLEASANT PRAIRIE, WI, and KEARNEY, NE. This campaign shows what radio can do when it pulls together."
"As demonstrated by this campaign, record labels have time and again credited and thanked radio stations across AMERICA for our unparalleled role in boosting the sale of music," NAB Pres./CEO DAVID K. REHR added. "NAB is hopeful that lawmakers will also continue to recognize the music sales revenue generated through free radio airplay and reject the RIAA's illogical attempt to hamstring an artist's number one promotional vehicle -- local radio airplay."
The digital collection takes up more than 75 web pages, underscoring radio’s historic support and contributions to music and artists. They can be viewed at www.jacobsmedia.com/goingforthegold, and will be delivered to the NAB.
"We would like to thank everyone in radio who came together, and took the time to send us their gold and platinum," JACOBS said. "This was truly a total industry effort, and we appreciate the response."