Fair Play Fair Pay Act

US Radio Stations Don't Pay Performers or Master Owners. They Want to Keep It That Way.

Performers, do you need a reminder that radio stations don’t pay for your music? The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) thinks you do.

That isn't a misprint. In the US, terrestrial radio stations don’t pay a performance royalty in connection with master recordings. In fact, they’ve never paid one, even though they use those recordings to make themselves rich.

It's time to pass the Music Modernization Act.

The Music Modernization Act (MMA), a collection of changes and updates to laws governing copyright and other music business-related practices, is tantalizingly close to becoming law. Final passage would be a great step forward for recording artists, songwriters, producers, and and engineers.