Website Suggests Radio Withhold Airplay From Pro-Royalty Artists
March 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM (PT)
A website, launched YESTERDAY, is advocating that radio stations withhold airplay of music by selected artists for one day, as a way to protest the artists' support for the performance royalty bills. According to KXIT/DALHART, TX owner GEORGE CHAMBERS, NOPLAYTODAY.COM claims to have attracted the support of 27 radio stations -- that for now are unidentified.
The website lists one artist whose music shouldn't be broadcast for a specific day. It starts MARCH 12th with JODY WATLEY; the rest of the first week includes DON HENLEY (3/13), SMASHING PUMPKINS (3/14), BIG & RICH (3/15), MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER (3/16), .38 SPECIAL (3/17) and CYNDI LAUPER (3/18). The list continues through the entire month of APRIL.