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Internet Radio Fairness Coalition Adds Eight

November 27, 2012

The newest members of the Internet Radio Fairness Coalition are Internet radio services, Musera Radio, Pearadio, and Senzari, and Internet radio-related companies Digital Sound & Video, Mark Ramsey Media, Triton Digital, and TruLocal Media.

The group was formed to urge Congress to support the Internet Radio Fairness Act, which would put all digital radio under the same royalties-setting process -- thereby creating, says the organization, "a sustainable business model for the industry that gives consumers more choices and more products for listening to the music they love; enables artists to earn more money as Internet radio grows; creates a marketplace that will attract entrepreneurs to invest in new, innovative ways to deliver music to the public; and drives higher revenues for record labels."

Other IRFC Members include Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, the Digital Media Association, Salem Communications, and AccuRadio.

AccuRadio CEO Kurt Hanson said, "We're very pleased to welcome these new members to the coalition as we work together for passage of the Internet Radio Fairness Act and the development of a sustainable Internet radio marketplace."

The House Judiciary Subcommittee is set to hold a hearing on music licensing on November 28; among those testifying will be Bruce Reese, president and CEO of Hubbard Radio and former NAB Joint Board chairman.

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