Music Row Companies Spend Millions To Lobby Congress
November 21, 2011 at 8:37 AM (PT)
The TENNESSEAN is reporting that NASHVILLE based music -affiliated companies have spent more than $4 million to lobby CONGRESS during the past few months, trying to influence lawmakers in bills that might benefit artists, songwriters and guitar builders.
Also, not surprisingly, campaign contributions have also flowed to people in power, such as Republican U.S. Sen. BOB CORKER, Republican representative MARSHA BLACKBURN and Congressman JIM COOPER, a Democrat.
CORKER was the number one recipient of music industry money, taking in $23,751 from record labels, performance rights organizations and industry groups this year, according to data compiled by the CENTER FOR RESPONSIVE POLITICS.
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