‘Fair Play’ Legislation Gains Steam In D.C.


It’s been a while since we’ve heard much about H.R. 1836, the “Fair Play Fair Pay Act” introduced March 30 by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and co-sponsored by a bipartisan group of House of Representatives Members that includes House E&C Communications & Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn.

As of late May, little was heard on the legislation, which would essentially tax any radio station that plays music. The politicians see the bill as a way to “reform music licensing for sound recordings in a logical, comprehensive way and close current corporate radio loopholes.”

The act is far from dead, the Recording Academy shared in a Wednesday (6/7) communique.

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