NAB, RIAA and others are appearing before the House Judiciary Committee to testify over performance royalties for broadcasters. I also see where Pamal Broadcasting is in trouble for accepting Payola to play records on the air. [Editor’s note: The company did not admit any wrongdoing, but signed a consent agreement.] Let’s see if I get this straight – the record labels are willing to bribe us to play their product so they can collect performance royalties from us to play their product. Did I miss something here? It obviously is not about the musicians and artists … it’s about greed on the part of the record labels. (We’ll sucker you in to play our product and force you to pay us to play our product – the best of both worlds.) Hopefully Congress will see through this sham.
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