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Two Congressman Seek To Upend Radio Royalties

Hey, radio industry: Reps.  Darrell Issa  (R-Calif.) and  Ted Deutch  (D-Fla.) just may be your two most disliked members of Congress, thanks to legislation introduced Wednesday (4/5) in the House of Representatives. Issa, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee for Courts, Intellectual Property; and Deutch, a member of the Subcommittee; introduced bipartisan legislation that would “fix a decades-old inequity in copyright law that allows terrestrial radio stations to play music without compensating performers.” Introducing H.R 1914 , known as the “ Performance Royalty Owners of Music Opportunity To Earn Act of 2017 ” (or, “PROMOTE Act”), which would allow performing artists to opt out of having their music played on the radio if the performing artist is not being paid an agreed-upon performance royalty. Issa and viagra canada purchase Deutch are also co-sponsors of the “ Fair Play Fair Pay Act ,” which seeks to create “a modern and uniform system of rules governing music licensing for digital and terrestrial radio broadcasts.” Explaining his rationale for the legislation, Issa said, “The PROMOTE Act calls the bluff of both sides in the debate over performance rights. The terrestrial stations playing these works without compensating the artists argue that airtime provides exposure and promotional value, while the artists argue the status-quo allows radio stations to profit on artists’ performances without providing any due compensation.

Production Music Association Names Adam Taylor Chairman, Joe Saba Vice Chair

The PRODUCTION MUSIC ASSOCIATION (PMA) has named APM MUSIC Pres. ADAM TAYLOR its Chairman. He previously served as Vice Chair of the PMA Board Of Directors

Wichita Station Owner Envision Broadcast Network Announces Merger With Rocking M Media

Nonprofit blind advocacy group ENVISION BROADCAST NETWORK, the owner of Top 40 KKGQ (Q92)/WICHITA, is merging with ROCKING M MEDIA, LLC.  The companies will collaborate to take … more

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Proposes New Office Of Economics And Data

FCC Chairman AJIT PAI announced TODAY (3/5) that he intends to establish an Office of Economics and Data to generate economic analyses for rulemakings, transactions, and auctions, manage data … more

Butterfield’s Bill Aims to Promote Media Diversity With Tax Program

NAB approves of the measure

Performance Royalty Compromise Offered: Artists Can Opt-Out Of Compensation-Free Airplay

A compromise of sorts to the contentious performance royalty issue has been offered in new legislation. HOUSE JUDICIARY SUBCOMMITTEE FOR COURTS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE INTERNET … more

RFS to Highlight Antennas, One WTC Role at NAB Show

RFS brass expected to take part in handful of sessions during conference

New All Access Columns Go From Not To Hot!

It’s WEDNESDAY — time once again for some fresh, new columns … exclusively on ALL ACCESS! * THE POWER PLAYER: ALL ACCESS News Editor JEFF SILBERMAN interviews ABC RADIO NEWS VP/GM … more

$10,000 Consent Decree Fine Vs. WSKQ (Mega 97.9)/New York Settles Hoax, Indecency Allegations With FCC

SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM’s WSKQ LICENSING, INC. has settled indecency and broadcast hoax charges with the FCC in a Consent Decree that will have SBS pay a $10,000 fine that will clear … more

BEITC Preview: “The Coming Virtualization of Radio Studios: Broadcasting + IT = AoIP 2.0”

Moving the broadcast facility into the cloud

Entercom/Norfolk Seeking Imaging Director

ENTERCOM/NORFOLK has an opening for an Imaging Director. Looking for someone who can write, produce, organize, manage and help the company continue to image the essence of all four of its … more

‘Geffen Playhouse Unscripted’ Debuts Via PodcastOne

PODCASTONE has added a podcast from LOS ANGELES’ GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE to its roster of shows. “GEFFEN PLAYHOUSE UNSCRIPTED,” hosted by former NEWSWEEK and LOS ANGELES TIMES writer … more

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