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Is radio suppressing pro-Performance Rights Act artists?
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Written by Daniel   
Monday, 17 August 2009 11:27

  The FCC is accepting comments on concerns that musicians and groups who support the Performance Rights Act are getting the bums rush from radio stations.

By Matthew Lasar | Last updated August 17, 2009 6:05 AM CT

 There's a new battle developing in the bitter war over the Performance Rights Act—proposed legislation that would require terrestrial radio stations to pay royalties to the artists whose songs they broadcast. The Federal Communications Commission has agreed to hear comments on reports that radio station owners are "targeting and threatening artists who have spoken out in favor of the PRA," with some going so far as refusing to play their music. The FCC is responding to a Petition for Declaratory Relief submitted by the MusicFIRST coalition, a group backed by the Recording Industry Association of America, SoundExchange, and various musicians' groups.[ArsTechnica]   [Comments...]

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