Lyle Lovett Asks Senate To Pass Radio Royalty Law
Lovett and singer/songwriter Alice Peacock asked a Senate Judiciary Committee to pass a law making it necessary to financially reward musicians, and not just songwriters, each time a song is played on AM and FM radio.
As part of her testimony, Peacock performed a segment of her song Bliss.
Lovett said, "This issue is not about me. It's about the thousands of performers across the country who work so hard to earn livings that are so modest in relation to their talent. Those are people who are usually not credited as writers of a song, but are extremely influential in bringing a song to life and are very much a part of the creative process."
Internet, cable and satellite radio stations already pay musicians as well as songwriters each time a track is played.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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