HOUSE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING PROMOTIONAL VALUE OF FREE RADIO AIRPLAY NOW HAS 79 CO-SPONSORS

— 79 members of U.S. House oppose RIAA-backed fees on local radio —

WASHINGTON, DC — Twenty-six additional lawmakers have added their name to the list of co-sponsors supporting a bipartisan resolution recognizing the promotional value of free radio airplay. The resolution, introduced in late October, now has 79 co-sponsors including its authors, Reps. Gene Green (D-TX) and Mike Conaway (R-TX).

“Congress should not impose any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge relating to the public performance of sound recordings on a local radio station for broadcasting sound recordings over-the-air, or on any business for such public performance of sound recordings,” read House Concurrent Resolution 244.