May 13, 2009

Performance Royalty Bill Passes Committee as Radio One Stations Stage Protest

"Save Black Radio" rally was held in Detroit today, as the House Judiciary Committee, headed by Chairman Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich) passed a controversial bill to impose a performer's fee on over-the-air radio stations.

The Performance Rights Act would change law so that AM and FM radio stations would pay performerance royalties to play their songs, as is true with satellite, cable and Internet music services... More in The Detroit News

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