Bill Would Require Stations to Pay Artists for Radio Play

April 13, 2015 3:05 PM

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Bill Would Require Stations to Pay Artists for Radio Play

Music sales’ continued decline has forced performing artists and their record labels to look to radio as a potential new source of revenue — and they want Congress to help make it happen.

Monday morning, a group of politicians, musicians and music industry executives are expected to unveil a new bill that would force terrestrial radio stations to pay royalties to performing artists and record labels when playing their songs. Performing artists currently don’t get paid for traditional...

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