Radio stations want to entertain their listeners and musicians want their voices heard by new fans. It’s a partnership that has worked well for decades.
The big record labels would like you to think taxing radio is about paying artists, but they are hurting the very performers they say need help. At least half of all performance tax revenue would go to the labels directly, not the artists.
A government-mandated tax on radio is simply a desperate attempt from the big record labels to get more money in their pockets.