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March 30, 2017 |News Articles

RIAA COMMENT ON RE-INTRODUCTION OF FAIR PLAY FAIR PAY ACT

WASHINGTON – Today Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), John Conyers (D-Mich), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ted Deutch (D-Fla), and Tom Rooney (R-Fla) introduced The Fair Play Fair Pay Act designed to help music creators get paid fairly when their music is played across various platforms, including AM/FM radio, SiriusXM and others. Below is a comment on the bill from RIAA Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman.

“This bipartisan bill helps create a more level playing field when music is played on various platforms. By doing away with Big Radio’s subsidy that rips off artists and labels, helping streamline producer payments, fixing the pre-’72 loophole to help legacy artists get paid, and finally bringing SiriusXM’s antiquated rate paid to music creators into alignment with its competitors, this bill is much-needed legislation made to fit today’s modern music industry. We thank Reps. Nadler, Blackburn, Conyers, Issa, Deutch, and Rooney for their leadership on these important issues.”