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Performance Rights Act
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) have joined the ranks of supporters of the Performance Rights Act
The Performance Rights Act would for the first time require that broadcast radio stations pay performers and record labels when their music is played on the air.
Musicians and record labels took a major first step toward winning a performance royalty as a House subcommittee passed a bill that would require such payment from broadcast radio.