A new petition is circulating at the freshly minted irespectmusic.org website soliciting support for artists to receive “pay for radio play.”
The petition, directed toward members of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet reads:
Dear Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet:
I join music makers and music lovers alike in urging Congress to support artists’ pay for radio play.
The United States is the only democratic country in the world where artists don’t get paid for radio airplay. Currently, the short list of countries that share the United States’ position on this issue includes: Iran, North Korea, China, Vietnam, and Rwanda.
As Congress reviews radio airplay royalties, we ask that you stand by American artists and musicians to ensure they are paid when their work is played on the radio.
Thank you for recognizing the importance of this matter and the need for its long overdue and timely resolution.
I Respect Music. #IRespectMusic
If you support artists rights, please go here to add your support.