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(6/11/2014 8:05:05 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Wait a minute. Radio stations play your artists, and sell millions of downloads for you. I don't know many businesses like radio that promote a product, and get to keep none of the proceeds. I think it is the other way around in the free market system.
- Small market radio
(6/11/2014 12:54:08 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Mr Portnow's snow job comments to the House Judiciary Committee is twisted with mistruths, half truths, and no truths.
His no truth "Terrestrial.."
statement hides the real truth:
"The recording industry is the only industry in America that's built on using anothers' physical properties (the publics airwaves)(local AM & FM Radio) without paying compensation, and with the artists and record labels full permission to expose, promote, advertise, and market them, without charge to them.

- Tony Coloff
(6/11/2014 11:18:41 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Portnow said: "Terrestrial radio is the only industry in America that’s built on using another’s intellectual property without permission..."

Really? Have you ever known a musician or a label to contact a station and tell them to stop playing their music? Really?

- Scott Gilbert
(6/11/2014 9:14:07 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Fine. You want radio to pay to play. Let's drop the payola rules. You labels get pay for adds. Want that rotation increased. Be glad to send you a rate card. Quid pro quo.
- Rick Peters

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