Lawmaker Plugs Music Royalty Hikes For Radio Stations

Law360, New York (August 21, 2012, 6:29 PM EDT) -- Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., on Monday circulated draft legislation that would force radio stations to pay more royalties for music played during online simulcasts of live broadcasts.

The bill is meant to serve as an interim step toward requiring broadcast radio networks to pay full performance royalties on the songs they play, and would put conventional broadcasters on more even footing with satellite, cable and Internet radio providers, which are already required to pay performance royalties to musicians, Nadler said in a statement.

“Terrestrial radio companies...
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