musicFirst Sees Its Moment in Asking Congress For Royalty.

May 8, 2017

The music industry has fired off a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees asking them to loop a performance royalty on AM/FM airplay into any effort to update copyright law in the coming months. The musicFirst Coalition says lawmakers should “seize the historic moment” that’s the result of a four-year review of copyright law. “There is clear momentum for reaching a solution to the inequities that exist today by establishing a right to compensation for all music creators and technology-neutral rules for music services,” the group said in the letter.

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