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Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel on Introduction of the PROMOTE Act in the U.S. House of Representatives
Posted on 4/6/2017

"While the platforms available to U.S. music fans are more innovative and diverse than ever, America’s copyright system is struggling to keep up. Music creators rightly expect to be fairly compensated for their work, regardless of whether their songs are played on satellite radio services like Sirius XM, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube or AM/FM radio. Unfortunately, this is not always the case."

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Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel Lauding Introduction of Fair Play Fair Pay Act
Posted on 3/30/2017

musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel issued the following statement on today’s introduction by Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-New York), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), John Conyers (D-Michigan), Darrell Issa (R-California), Ted Deutch (D-Florida), and Tom Rooney (R-Florida) of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act

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Big Radio Descends on Capitol Hill
Posted on 3/1/2017

Big Radio leaders are descending on Capitol Hill this week with one goal – to protect their massive government subsidy for FM radio.

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Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel Marking Pre-72 Anniversary
Posted on 2/15/2017

Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2017) – musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel issued the following statement today, which marks 44 years of antiquated copyright laws:

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musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel Responds to the Introduction of House Resolution Concerning Local Radio Freedom Act
Posted on 1/24/2017

It’s a new year, we have a new Congress and as of last week, a new Administration. Someone may want to tell the Big Radio lobby that 2017 represents change on all fronts in Washington, D.C.

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