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MASON WEIGHS IN AS HOUSE COMMITTEE CONSIDERS MUSIC FAIRNESS ACT

Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. has issued a statement in response to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the American Music Fairness Act, which is intended to compensate recording artists for the use of their work on terrestrial radio and is co-sponsored by reps on both sides of the aisle. You can read more about H.R. 4130 here.

Video of the committee hearing, with testimony from artists, can be found below Mason's comment:

Today’s House Judiciary Committee hearing on the American Music Fairness Act gives lawmakers an opportunity to hear directly from music creators on the antiquated compensation practices of radio stations for their performances. The work of artists like Gloria EstefanBoo Mitchell and Dave Pomeroy should not be devalued to increase the bottom line of big radio conglomerates. It’s time for terrestrial radio to compensate creators fairly. Our hope is that listening to these musicians today will spur Congress toward action.

 

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