NewsSep 27, 08:24 PM
You may have heard from Pandora, asking you to contact Congress to support their “fairness” bill, the Internet Radio Fairness Act. But Pandora isn’t telling you the whole story: the bill would slash paychecks to artists and labels simply to line Pandora’s pockets.
We need you to write Congress now and tell them to SAY NO TO SLASHING MUSIC CREATORS’ PAY.
The truth is that Pandora’s dishonest proposal would be devastating to music creators. And while Pandora’s misleading campaign claims that Pandora is suffering under the current, fair system of compensation, nothing could be further from the truth. Pandora is expected to clear $600 million in revenues next year under the current system, and has seen year to year revenue growth that would be the envy of many businesses and families in this time of slow economic growth.
Please CLICK HERE to send a message to your Senators and Representative, asking them to oppose this bill.
This is probably the most important letter that I have ever asked you to send to Congress. The Internet radio services have a tremendous listenership that will write to Congress in support of the bill without the context of its impact on musicians. It is important that our vast membership write every Member of Congress putting this issue into perspective. We support rate parity for all music platforms if that rate fairly compensates musicians, and if it includes terrestrial AM/FM radio.
Thank you for doing this.
Director of Government Relations
American Federation of Musicians
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