Category: Industry News

LRFA reintroduced.

The NAB-driven Local Radio Freedom Act has been introduced in the House by Representatives Michael Conaway (R-TX) and Gene Green (D-TX), and in the Senate by Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). The measure reads, “Congress shall not…

MusicFIRST responds to LRFA.

The executive director of the record-industry group, Chris Israel, had this to say about the introduction of the Local Radio Freedom Act in both chambers of Congress: “It’s a new year, we have a new Congress and as of last…

CRS 2017 announces special unemployed rate.

Again this year, those who are between gigs can attend the Country Radio Seminar for $99. That’s an all-access registration, including panels, roundtables, and CRS-sanctioned after-hours events—but not a ticket to the already-sold-out New Faces Show. To apply for that…

Photo-infringement tide turns.

Two of the umpteen copyright infringement cases filed by photographers against radio companies have been dismissed. The suit brought by Christopher Sadowski against Cumulus for using a photo of a NYPD police patch, and one brought by Joshua Withers against…

musicFIRST makes preemptive strike.

The record-industry group has sent a letter to Congress urging them to “resist Big Radio’s lobbying efforts.” According to the letter, “musicFIRST pursues one goal—that market-based principles drive compensation for all artists and creators whenever and however their music is…