mass media homework

Radio Industry
Have you heard of the Performance Rights Act?

This bill would require radio stations to pay royalties to performers (…well, actually record labels; I have read some articles saying that performers may not see a cent from this bill).

Read these article for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Performance_Rights_Act  | https://futureofmusic.org/tags/performance-rights-act | http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2010/04/obama-admin-make-radio-pay-for-its-music/


Read these articles from those opposing the act:
  

http://www.noperformancetax.org/  |  http://www.nab.org/advocacy/issue.asp?id=1889



Should radio stations pay record labels for songs played?  What are the advantages and/or disadvantages of this type of legislation?  
Many feel that if this act goes into effect, radio stations all across the country will shut down.

Cite two sources (other than Wikipedia) in your response.  Also, at the end of your response leave an APA style Reference List of your sources.  Review the APA Style guidelines under Course Home.



(450 minimum word count)

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