One of the players in the fight over performance royalties is expanding its Capitol Hill efforts.
Artist-run non-profit advocacy group Content Creators Coalition has retained LMG Public Affairs to help with its D.C. advocacy. Also, LMG Public Affairs COO Ted Kalo is now communications director for c3.
The organization says it made the decision in part because Congress has its eye on copyright reform legislation.
“So rather than sitting back and watching as the next generation of artists disappears, as Google and iHeartRadio use outdated laws to shortchange music creators, artists have been banding together to demand action from Congress. Now, as we expand our advocacy efforts in Washington, D.C., we look forward to working with LMG Public Affairs to ensure more artists have seats at the table,” stated c3 President Melvin Gibbs, a bassist and composer. The group’s announcement mentioned both broadcast and digital performance compensation.
Separately, the National Association of Broadcasters said four more members of Congress have joined as cosponsors of a resolution that opposes “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. NAB says the Local Radio Freedom Act now has 127 cosponsors in the House and 10 in the Senate.