Friday, May 01, 2015

House duo reintroduce Protecting Rights of Musicians Act

Rep. Marsha BlackburnRep. Marsha Blackburn
U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA), the House Energy and Commerce Committee vice chairwoman and Communications and Technology Subcommittee ranking member, respectively, reintroduced the Protecting the Rights of Musicians Act on Thursday.
The legislation would tie retransmission-consent payments to broadcasters on whether radio stations they own pay performers for their music.
“Broadcasters have repeatedly told us that retransmission-consent payments are fair because cable and satellite stations make millions by retransmitting local broadcast...

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