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Clear Channel Fights Music Piracy

Clear Channel Fights Music Piracy

Clear Channel Radio has joined the fight against Internet music piracy. The company has begun a public awareness campaign to inform its listeners that downloading pirated music is a serious problem for musicians. The campaign kicked off with anti-piracy commercials on Clear Channel radio stations across the globe, on syndicated Premiere Radio Network programs and on the company’s XM Satellite stations.
Clear Channel will support the campaign with advertisements on station web sites and in company operated publications. The company is making the commercials available at to any broadcaster.
“It’s no secret that illegal music downloading is the most pressing issue that the recording industry is faced with today,” said Clear Channel Radio CEO John Hogan.
RIAA Chairperson Hillary Rosen applauds the radio company’s support of the music industry. “We need more media companies to help educate the consumer on the pressing issue of Internet theft and its consequences. In the end, the music lover pays the price for illegal downloading through the increased cost of distributing music through legitimate delivery systems.”