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    The Queen of Soul Shines A Spotlight On The Problem of Pre-72 Royalties
    Posted on 10/22/14

    Aretha Franklin, a cultural treasure if there ever was one, released a new album yesterday, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, on which she covers classic songs by classic women.

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    The Power of Fair Pay
    Posted on 9/30/14

    The deeply flawed idea that artists should be willing to work for free because any airplay or public appearance is valuable “promotion” of their work isn’t limited to the AM/FM radio performance rights debate. 

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    GAO Issues Report on Self-Serving Broadcaster Ads
    Posted on 9/17/14

    This afternoon, in response to a request from Government Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and the co-founder (along with Mr. Issa) of the Transparency caucus, Congressman Mike Quigley, the Government Accountability Office released a report on the broadcasters' practice of airing self-serving ads on political/policy issues like the Performance Rights Act or Retransmission Consent.

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    musicFIRST Asks FCC to Investigate Broadcasters' Refusal to Air “Local Choice” Ads
    Posted on 9/8/14

    Today, in light of new allegations that the National Association of Broadcasters television members are refusing to air ads in favor of “Local Choice” legislation, the musicFIRST Coalition asked the Federal Communications Commission to expand and take action on an open proceeding concerning a similar refusal by NAB radio members to air advertisements in support of the Performance Rights Act.   

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    Read how SiriusXM/Pandora need to, as @ArethaFranklin would say, “Think” about what they are doing to pre-72 artists http://t.co/Ee70KTkiJw
    RT @patelpurvi: “@tavissmiley: 2nite we talk politics, music & more w/ @SenatorLeahy + @george_clinton @PBS" #artistrights #fairpay4play @m…
    RT @loogoldham: Raphael Ravenscroft dead: 'Baker Street' musician who played the most famous saxophone solo for just £27, dies aged-60- R.I…
    Great @terrencehart analysis of court rulings in favor of a pre-72 performance right. http://t.co/QXzjT9gOJk via @copyright4u
    RT @ellenzradio: @musicFIRST stations have made billions on free music talent every oldies/classic format #paythem #karma
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