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    SiriusXM's Two Faced Tuesday
    Posted on 10/31/14

    We have written before (here and here) about the unconscionable refusal of SiriusXM (along with other online streaming services, such as Pandora) to pay royalties to artists who recorded music before an arbitrary cutoff date in February 1972.

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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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    Dead Kennedys' East Bay Ray: The Problem With YouTube http://t.co/kXFpMWxXLi via @NewYorkObserver
    Trio of Studies Find Digital Listening Drives Sales – But Are They Answering the Right Question? http://t.co/n4eLcQcoer via @billboard
    @Beyourgenius Interesting take. Thanks for sharing.
    .@ChuckMuth on performance rights: broadcasters are "ripping off the very performers who have made them rich" http://t.co/UHpG8OUf8j
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