11:07 PM

Gotta Get That Dough, Sista's

Posted by Skye |

Super 91.7 WMPH leads the charge in saying NO this excessive expression of greed.

The National Association of Broadcasters is fighting efforts by musicFirst, a new coalition of recording artists, including Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, and Natasha Bedingfield, demanding performance royalties from radio stations. "Congress has long recognized that radio airplay of music generates millions of dollars in revenue for record labels and artists," said Dennis Wharton, NAB spokesman. "Were it not for radio's free promotional airplay of music on stations all over America, most successful recording artists would still be playing in a garage."

It is with great joy that I discovered Linkin Park has not joined this 'coalition'.

Okay, back to the business at hand...

The musicFirst coalition of artists is attempting to hurt the radio stations, disc jockeys, and fans that have always been their greatest ally. Radio has done so much to promote their careers by playing their music frequently, interviewing them, and mentioning their concerts and events on the air. Artists make their money by record sales and performing at concerts. Without radio's free publicity for over 60 years, most artists would likely be neither rich nor famous.

Total greedy buggers! I thought all musicians were in the field for the love of the art, not the love of the money....

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