Local Radio freedom Act (USA) Mar 22, 2017 17:19:26 GMT -6
Post by Snowflake on Mar 22, 2017 17:19:26 GMT -6
Not sure where this ties in with similar threads, but got this from CDBaby. Don't think I can sign as not a citizen. Greedy Bastards ....
We are excited to raise awareness of SoundExchange’s advocacy efforts in Congress and the ways in which you can join their cause to support the rights of music creators. SoundExchange is the organization that collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 130,000 music creators, but they also serve as the voice for music creators on Capitol Hill, advocating on your behalf for music licensing reform that will protect you and preserve the value of music.
They work tirelessly to ensure that all music creators have the right to get fair pay for their work, but they need our help. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and their allies recently re-introduced the “Local Radio Freedom Act” (LRFA) in Congress. Don’t let the name fool you. LRFA is a controversial resolution that says wealthy conglomerates in the $17 billion U.S. radio industry should continue to benefit from what amounts to a government subsidy, allowing broadcasters to use the work of music creators without ever paying them a dime. This bill isn't about local radio or freedom. It’s about big profits and preserving a government subsidy for wealthy corporations on the backs of music creators.
It is up to us – music creators and music fans alike – to stand together against this anti-artist resolution by reaching out to Congress and voicing our opposition to this resolution.
SoundExchange is deeply committed to advocating on behalf of recording artists and rights owners to ensure they get paid fairly across every platform. Every other music platform – internet, satellite and cable radio services – pay royalties to music creators, while terrestrial (AM/FM) radio pays zero. No other group of American workers is forced by Congress to surrender the fruits of their labor for free. SoundExchange has been fighting to close this FM radio loophole that allows big radio to make billions without paying artists a dime while also doing battle in Congress against those who want to drastically cut the royalties internet radio services pay music creators. We all need to stand with them in this fight.
Please take action today. Join the fight to propel the music industry forward by asking your representative to reject H.Con.Res.13 and your senator to reject S.Con.Res.6 – the Local Radio Freedom Act.
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