Anti-Performance Fee Support Grows In Congress
March 12, 2010 at 7:59 AM (PT)
Despite continued efforts from the RIAA and MUSICFIRST COALITION, THE NAB and forces against a performance royality fee continue to add to their majority support in Congress.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Emeritus JOHN DINGELL (D-MI) and Rep. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS (D-AZ) have become the latest House co-sponsors of a resolution opposing a performance fee on local radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (H. Con. Res. 49), which opposes "any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge," is now backed by 258 House lawmakers, 40 more than a House majority.