NAB Drops $3.25 Million On Lobbying Efforts
March 24, 2010 at 4:31 AM (PT)
The NAB spent $3.25 million to lobby the U.S. government in Q4 of 2009, reports BUSINESSWEEK.COM. The figure is significantly more than the $2.84 million the group spent in Q4 of 2008 and the $1.98 million it spent in Q3 2009, according to a regulatory filing the NAB.
The bulk of the money spent by the NAB has been in lobbying to oppose the Performance Rights Act, which would charge terrestrial radio stations a royalty that would be paid to performers and record labels.
The NAB lobbied Congress, the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, the White House and other bodies, according to the report with the House clerk's office.