RESPECT Act introduced in the House on pre-1972 music


U.S. CongressSoundExchange, which collects and distributes digital royalties, organized a campaign. “Project72,” which lobbies Congress to pass new legislation dubbed the RESPECT Act (“Respecting Senior Performers as Essential Cultural Treasures”). Introduced in the House of Representatives 5/29 by George Holding, (R-NC) and John Conyers (D-MI), the bill would make it mandatory for digital radio services to pay performance royalties on pre-1972 music. That includes terrestrial radio stations that stream.

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