The AM-FM Act: Radio Under Fire for Money for Music Airplay

New legislation introduced in both houses of Congress introduces the AM-FM Act to Get Artists & Labels Paid for Radio Play


The Ask Musicians for Music Act (AM-FM) would require radio stations to get consent from recording artists to play their music. The legislation was introduced in the Senate by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and in the House by Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who called the current copyright system for radio “patchwork” and said the act would require all radio services to pay a fair market value for the music they use.

Billboard explains “This bill follows the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, which Blackburn and Nadler introduced in 2015 and 2017 to achieve the same goal.” KOP breaks down the backstory.

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I am a terrestrial and digital new media content creator with over 20 years of experience, as well as a highly skilled digital marketing executive who brings a an impeccable reputation, incomparable work ethic and an impressive index of over 50, 000 hours of on-air and on-demand digital content. I currently manage day-today operations for NewGen Broadcasting LLC, the parent company of WebmasterRadio.FM (the world's largest internet marketing and business-to-business radio and podcast network) and, the worlds largest cannabis radio and podcast network. I have worked for major broadcasting entities including iHeart Media and Entertainment, the Hearst Corporation and Cox Newspapers. I earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Florida Atlantic University in 1998.

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