NAB Launches Anti-Performance Fee Website
April 7, 2009 at 9:21 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS TODAY unveiled a new website, www.NoPerformanceTax.org, which will serve as the organization's newest advocacy tool in its effort to thwart the effort to charge radio stations a new fee for music aired free to listeners, also known as a performance fee.
Among its resources, the website gives radio stations the ability to download, air and share radio spots opposing a performance tax, as well as an array of online banner ads for use on station websites and sample letters to members of Congress.
"This is a multifaceted resource that our members can use to educate lawmakers and listeners on the dire consequences of a performance tax that threatens the very survival of free, local radio," said NAB EVP DENNIS WHARTON. "On behalf of our 235 million weekly radio listeners, NAB urges member stations to take advantage of this new Web site and stand united against a cynical money-grab by the foreign-owned record labels."