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Radio stations fight bill to require them to pay musicians listen

06/01/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Legislation moving its way through Congress could soon require radio stations to pay artists and record labels for playing their music.

Radio currently pays hundreds of millions of dollars a year to record labels whose music they play, as well as to songwriters and music publishers.

But with the explosion of music on the internet and fewer people buying CDs, the industry has been using superstars like Bono and Sheryl Crow to testify in front of Congress to support the law.

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