Radio versus the RIAA

Each week, industry veteran Celia Hirschman considers the changes and trends happening in the music business. An independent consultant for the music business, she founded the marketing consulting company Downtown Marketing and also runs the UK-based record label One Little Indian in North America.

Here is a recent show originally aired on KCRW in LA:

According to Roll Call, which is the Congressional newspaper, the Recording Industry Association of America, or RIAA, is joining forces with several artists’ organizations to push Congress to require that broadcast radio stations pay royalties to performers. This is an entirely new issue and one that will be hotly argued by all sides.

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