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The Battle is Joined on the Performance Royalty for Over the Air Broadcasting

Posted in Broadcast Performance Royalty, Intellectual Property
The battle over performance royalties for broadcast stations seems to have been officially joined. We wrote last week about the rumors of a coalition of record companies and musicians that was reportedly forming to lobby Congress to enact a performance royalty on broadcast radio for the use of sound recordings, and the NAB’s immediate reaction, writing… Continue Reading

Lobbying Effort to Make Broadcasters Pay Sound Recording Royalties in the Works?

Posted in Broadcast Performance Royalty, Intellectual Property
A story in the Hollywood Reporter indicates that a coalition of record companies and associations representing performing artists are preparing to initiate a Congressional lobbying effort to push for a royalty for performance rights in sound recordings that would apply to broadcasters’ over-the-air transmissions, not just their Internet streams.  Broadcasters currently pay performance royalties  to ASCAP,… Continue Reading