NAB Gets Reinforcements For Royalty Talks
November 4, 2009 at 3:35 PM (PT)
Congressmen GENE GREEN and MICHAEL CONAWAY have sent a letter to HOUSE Chairman JOHN CONYERS, asking that they be included in the Performance Royalty discussion group between the NAB and MUSICFIRST on NOV 17th. The two Congressmen are co-sponsors of the "Local Radio Freedom Act," the non-binding resolution signed by over 250 House members who oppose the implementation of any performance royalty.
In the letter, the two maintained that any new royalty would be "tremendously harmful" to radio stations, charities that receive free airtime for their causes, and new bands, who'll likely lose whatever chance they have to "break" through free airplay.
Read the entire letter here.