The battle over a broadcast performance royalty keys on the issue of whether or not the simple act of broadcasting a song over the air is compensation enough for musicians. During the battle over the Performance Rights Act several years ago, the GAO studied this and said it couldn’t provide a definitive answer. We think the GAO should carry itself with a little more self-confidence – the results DO look convincingly definitive. Here is our analysis of the GAO report – definitely worth a read.
PRA and airplay – maybe GAO couldn’t see airplay value, but we do.