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musicFIRST Statement on Amazon Dropping Out of MIC Coalition
Posted on 6/4/2015

We applaud Amazon for withdrawing from the anti-artist MIC Coalition.  We do not expect Amazon to be the last to question the Coalition’s true agenda. 

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SiriusXM Admits Its Business Has Changed – And So Should Its Below Market Royalties
Posted on 6/3/2015

About a month ago we wrote in Billboard about SiriusXM's strong financial position and the outrage of its special "grandfathered" below market royalty standard. SiriusXM is one of the most profitable radio companies in the world – yet it has a special Congressionally granted exemption from the fair market value royalty standards that its digital competitor must pay?

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Radio Exec Admits Big Radio Isn't Focused on Promotion
Posted on 6/1/2015

A few days ago, a country radio "expert" wandered into an ugly thicket when he stated that the surest way to boost country radio ratings is to limit the number of female artists that you play.

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A Response to Rob Pegoraro
Posted on 5/19/2015

Rob Pegoraro is usually an informed and thoughtful commentator, but in our view his column last week on Pandora seriously missed the mark.

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Support Grows for Fair Play Fair Pay Act
Posted on 5/4/2015

Today, the musicFIRST Coalition announced that Representatives Steve Cohen, Ted Lieu, Adam Schiff, Judy Chu, and Alan Grayson support the “Fair Play Fair Pay Act” and have cosponsored the bill.

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