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16 Mar 2011

White House Support for Performance Rights

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White House Support for Performance Right Administration Recommends Congress Act to Provide a Right WASHINGTON—This morning the U.S Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC) at the White House issued specific administration recommendations for legislative changes designed to increase enforcement of U.S. intellectual property in order to create jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Included in the recommendations ...

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01 Mar 2010

Do You Really Support Recording Artist?

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During Grammy week, more than 20 artists signed a statement encouraging Congress to pass the controversial Performance Rights Act (PRA), a bill that would require radio to pay royalties to musicians for playing their songs. Artists who signed the statement during Grammy Week included Tre Cool, Mike Dirnt and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, ...

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08 Nov 2009

Lawmakers Call For Performance Rights Act Negotiations

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Lawmakers Call For Performance Rights Act Negotiations Billboard.com By Ed Christman, N.Y. With both the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee now having approved the Performance Rights Act, the chairman of both committees - respectively Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) - with a bipartisan group of committee members are asking ...

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26 Oct 2009

Why No One Talks Back To Cathy Hughes

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Published on The Root (http://www.theroot.com) Why No One Talks Back to Cathy Hughes By: Natalie Hopkinson The Root The empress of black radio is using public airwaves to personally attack her enemies in Congress in the name of black progress. Who’s going to put her in check? If you’ve tuned in to black radio in the past few months, ...

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15 Sep 2009

HR 848 Is it Really That Bad

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Shawn P Williams: Dallas South Blog Click Here

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14 Sep 2009

An Open Letter to Cathy Hughes

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  An Open Letter to Cathy Hughes Dear Ms Hughes:   As the Founder of Radio One, the nation's largest African American broadcaster, I have admired your unprecedented accomplishments for close to thirty years. While starting my career in Washington DC, I watched and listened to you for years during your humble beginnings at WOL-AM. In the late ...

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06 Sep 2009

Radio Royalty Debate: HipHopDX

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Radio Royalty Debate Catches Attention Of Activists September 03, 2009 | Krysten Hughes Community activists, artists and big business broadcasters across the nation are battling it out, divided about the controversial issue of royalties paid out to performers and recording owners. HR 848, also known as the infamous Performance Rights Act, established by Congressman John Conyers, is ...

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