Friday, March 6, 2009

Support for The Performance Rights Act

On the Grammy telecast last month, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow announced, “With a new Congress, we will champion the passage of pending legislation to ensure, that just like in every developed country in the world, all music creators are compensated for their performances when played on traditional radio.”

This week, members of your Chapter board went to Washington to bring this message from our community to Congress. Your elected Chapter representatives met with key policymakers to encourage support for The Performance Rights Act. The act would close the “corporate radio loophole” that prevents artists from earning royalties when their work is used by the $16 billion radio industry.

Now it’s your turn. If you believe that performers should be compensated whenever another business profits from their work, please send a message directly to your legislators in Washington. Please visit: to learn more about this issue and make your voice heard.

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