Senate Judiciary Approves Performance Rights Act

Capitol Hill

The RAIN Newsletter is reporting that the Senate Judiciary Committee has approved the Performance Rights Act.

The bill (S. 379) would require terrestrial broadcasters (AM/FM radio) to compensate owners of sound recording copyrights and performers for the music they play. The House Judiciary Committee approved the House version of the bill (H.R. 848) for a general vote in May.

While the respective versions of the bill would next go to floor of both chambers for a general vote, broadcasters, including the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) believe they have sufficient support to defeat it.

Read more from Kurt Hanson’s RAIN Newsletter.


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