Micky Dolenz Named Co-Chair Of Performance Rights Group
June 2, 2010 at 5:35 AM (PT)
MICKY DOLENZ has been selected as Co-Chair of musicFIRST wing of THE GRAMMY COMMITTEE; fighting for proper performance rights. DOLENZ will lead a contingent that has included artists such as LYLE LOVETT, SHERYL CROWE and WILL.I.AM.
The legislation would require radio stations to compensate artists and copyright owners when they use music, comedy, spoken word, or other recordings to make money, just as songwriters are compensated. For the first time, recording artists would see a piece of the massive profits made on their creative works.
The NAB opposes the legislation, referring to it as a "tax" on radio.