Senate Judiciary Committee okays Performance Rights Act

The Act is designed to close a loophole in copyright law that means music radio stations do not compensate artists and musicians when they play their hits. A similar bill has already been approved by the House Judiciary Committee.

musicFirst Coalition, which has been campaigning for years for radio royalties, has welcomed the move. Executive director Jennifer Bendall says, "Today we are one step closer to righting a wrong that has existed since the early days of radio; one step ...

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