Music Industry Asking For Radio To Pay For Play

Mon Nov 21 21:02:25 EST 2005

According to Billboard Monitor, the record inustry is asking for performance rights payments (to artists & labels) in addition to existing payments to Composers, Arragers & Publishers.  Alledgedly to defray the lost sales incurred when radio goes "HD" and consumers will be able to record music digitally from the radio with no loss of quality.  Of course, they are also asking these payments from non-digital stations, too.

Could this be in retribution for being called on the carpet for alleged payola-like activities?

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