FCC Seeks Comment On Music Fee Dispute

Law360, New York (August 10, 2009, 5:44 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission is requesting public comment on allegations that broadcasters are shutting down debate on their airwaves over controversial legislation pending in Congress that would require radio stations to pay royalties to performers for playing their music.

On Friday the FCC opened public comment on a June petition filed by the musicFIRST Coalition asking that the FCC investigate the behavior of certain radio stations related to the Performance Rights Act, which would provide for royalty payments to artists and musicians when their work is...
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