Posted by madcityradio.com on April 07, 2009 at 18:52:04:
NAB Unveils NoPerformanceTax.org
April 7, 2009
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has launched a new grassroots website, www.NoPerformanceTax.org, which will serve as the organization's newest advocacy tool in its fight against the Performance Rights Act - legislation that would force radio to pay royalties for the music they air. Among its resources, the new site gives radio stations the ability to download, air and share radio spots opposing the performance fee, as well as an array of online banner ads for use on station websites and sample letters to members of Congress. The site also provides users with background information on the performance tax issue, video clips from Congressional hearings and Capitol Hill events, NAB news releases, and news media coverage of the situation.
"This is a multifaceted resource that our members can use to educate lawmakers and listeners on the dire consequences of a performance tax that threatens the very survival of free, local radio," explained NAB EVP Dennis Wharton. "On behalf of our 235 million weekly radio listeners, NAB urges member stations to take advantage of this new Web site and stand united against a cynical money-grab by the foreign-owned record labels."
Any radio station personnel needing a log-in to access material in the Broadcaster Action Center area of the website should contact Maureen Walker at mwalker @ nab.org.
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