Tuesday 11 August 2009

US FCC launches enquiry into US Broadcasters Opposing Performers' Rights

Yesterday, Reuters reported that the US Federal Communications Commission has launched an enquiry into allegations that US radio stations are refusing to play the recordings of US artists who have backed the campaign for performers to be paid for the broadcast of their recorded performances.

In June the FCC had received a petition from artists' music coalition musicFirst that set out their complaints, including the suggestion that advertisements supporting the proposed legislation are not being run by some stations. The FCC has invited public comments on the matter by September 23.

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