US musicians demand radio royalties

02009-07-01 | Music, Radio | 0 comments

Make it happen!!

BBC NEWS | Americas | US musicians demand radio royalties
I bet you cannot guess the answer to this one.

In which countries – apart from the United States – do terrestrial radio stations NOT pay performers for their songs?

Iran, China, North Korea and Rwanda.

Artists and their record labels are calling on members of Congress to bring the US into line with the rest of the world – and with satellite, internet and cable radio stations – by passing the Performance Rights Act.

This doesn’t affect me much, since this regards payment for performers – composers have been getting paid all along. But it seems wrong to me that cable and web radio have been paying performers and old radio has not.

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