Efforts To Get Radio Royalties For Recordings Back On Agenda In US Congress

Efforts to get radio royalties for recordings back on agenda in US Congress

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By Chris Cooke | Published on Friday 31 March 2017

Six members of US Congress yesterday put the Fair Play Fair Pay Act back onto the agenda in the latest effort to force AM and FM radio stations in America to pay royalties to artists and labels as well as songwriters and music publishers, preferably sometime before AM/FM radio becomes a defunct medium.
As much previously reported, US copyright law is unusual in that it doesn’t provide a general ‘performing right’ for sound recordings, meaning third parties do not need to secure a …

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