Is Radio Punishing Artists That Support Performance Royalties?


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musicFIRST has filed a formal request with the Federal Communications Commission, asking that they investigate reports of radio stations refusing to air musicFIRST ads and withholding airplay from artists who support the payment of broadcast radio performance royalties. No specific artists were named in the filing, but several sources suggest that U2 is one of those effected.

The bill supporting broadcast performance royalties is facing tough opposition on Congress and the National Association Of Broadcasters is calling musicFIRST's request to the FCC “an act of desperation".

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