Music industry group accuses broadcasters of spreading ‘misinformation’

The MusicFIRST Coalition, which represents the American Federation of Musicians, the Recording Industry Association of America, The Recording Academy and other music groups, accused the National Association of Broadcasters today of perpetrating a “misinformation campaign” by encouraging lawmakers to support a congressional resolution opposing artists earning royalties or other compensation when their music is played on broadcast radio.

The coalition is challenging a “Dear Colleague” letter being circulated by Reps. Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) and Steve Womack (R-Ark.), who are the House sponsors of the Local Radio Freedom Act, a perennially introduced measure, by annotating the letter that it says was crafted by the NAB and charges is misleading.

SOURCE: CAITLIN OPRYSKO, with Daniel Lippman, Politico

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