Broadcasters make their case against performance fees

03/11/2009 | Radio Business Report · Radio Ink · Radio & Records

Imposing a performance fee on radio stations could force many outlets to cut staff, local programming and perhaps even emergency services, and would benefit the major record labels, which would take a 50% cut, more than individual artists, broadcasters testified Tuesday during a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "Free radio airplay is the best friend of artists and record labels," said Steve Newberry, president-CEO of Commonwealth Broadcasting and chair of the NAB Radio Board.

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