Kudos to National Public Radio’s (NPR) Tom Cole for a thoughtful explanation of the history and origins of our Parental Advisory Label program (http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2010/10/29/130905176/you-ask-we-answer-parental-advisory---why-when-how). We were happy to provide some insight.
The public conversation about lyrics is not the front page news it was 25 years ago, but the PAL Program remains an integral part of the music industry’s efforts to inform and educate consumers. The way that fans access, acquire and listen to music has changed, and it’s our job to ensure that the program, which has been a remarkable success story to date, continues to adapt to an evolving marketplace.
Liz Kennedy, Deputy Director, Communications, RIAA