Local Radio Freedom Act Reintroduced In The Senate
March 7, 2013

Last month, Reps. Gene Greene (D-TX) and K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) reintroduced the anti-"performance royalty" Local Radio Freedom Act into the House. Now what is essentially same bill has been reintroduced to the Senate as well, by Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). Both pieces of legislation say that any new fees imposed on radio would hurt the industry, as well as businesses and the U.S. consumer in the end.

The resolution states: "Whereas local radio stations provide free publicity and promotion to the recording industry and performers of music in the form of radio air play, interviews with performers, introduction of new performers, concert promotions, and publicity that promotes the sale of music, concert tickets, ring tones, music videos, and associated merchandise."


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