All Posts: royalties

The National Radio Board for the NAB met for over three hours today in Washington to discuss proposals on compromising with the RIAA's push to collect royalties from radio stations for playing music over the air.  Dennis Wharton, NAB Spokesman said the meeting was an educational update on the status of on going discussions with "musicFirst," the RIAA's collection arm.

Dennis explained, "The NAB Radio Board had a full and productive exchang...

According to Bill Theobald of the Gannett Washington Bureau there are at least 18 lobbying firms working on the U.S. House and Senate on both sides of the fight to impose royalty rates on music played by today's broadcast radio.  We discovered this very indepth article by Bill that is one of the more thorough explanations of the current state of affairs...Click here to read it...
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