RIAA Now Wants Performance Royalties From Traditional Radio

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Seeing as the RIAA’s major label buddies don’t exactly have the cash coming in by the truckload anymore, they need to find some new sources of income. In this desperation they have turned towards traditional radio outlets and decided they now must pay the labels and performers (good news for us musicians!!!) performance royalties, despite the fact that they were traditionally considered promotional. While it is easy to frown on the RIAA for every step they make, radio has been looked at it in a new way in the modern era as streaming Internet services become the norm. Perhaps it is time to reevaluate how artists are paid in the medium. More at Consumerist.

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