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Clear Channel spends $1.29 million on lobbying in third quarter

Clear Channel’s lobbying efforts were focused on “tax incentives and loan guarantees that encourage the diversity of telecommunications business ownerships,” as well as against the Performance Rights plan to have stations pay artists to play their music. Clear Channel also lobbied against the FCC reinstating the Fairness Doctrine. Ironically, the Recording Industry Association of America also spent $1.29 million on lobbying to gain Congressional support for the Performance Rights Act. That is down slightly from the $1.44 million it spent at the same time in 2009. The PRA has been reactivated in the House in the last few days, but it’s not clear whether the bill cleared by the Judiciary Committee will come up for a vote.