House Leaders Strive To Bring Clarity, Fairness To Music Licensing With New Legislation – Ripon Advance
House leaders strive to bring clarity, fairness to music licensing with new legislation – Ripon Advance
U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Tom Rooney (R-FL) recently reintroduced legislation that would modernize rules governing music licensing for digital and terrestrial radio broadcasts.
The Fair Play Fair Pay Act would establish a terrestrial performance right to put AM/FM radio on equal footing with internet and satellite competitors offering digital streaming and already paying performance royalties. In addition, it would eliminate different royalty standards that create an unfair playing field.
Blackburn, the chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Issa, the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, …