Episode #6: The “Fair Play, Fair Pay” Act

On April 13, Congressman Jerrold Nadler introduced the “Fair Play, Fair Act” (H.R. 1733) into congress. The bill itself is designed to create a level performance royalty for artists across all listening platforms, instead of having different amounts paid to artists depending on whether or not the audience chooses to listen on terrestrial radio, satellite radio, or online. In this episode, Portia speaks directly to the congressman about the creation of the bill, and then toggles over to Ted Kalo of musicFIRST to talk about the likelihood of the bill’s passing. Valerie Day of the band Nu Shooz (best known for their 1986 hit “I Can’t Wait”) closes the hour with a frank discussion about how much she’s made from thirty years of radio play in the U.S.

Jerrold Nadler (U.S. Congressman)
Ted Kalo (musicFIRST)
Valerie Day (Nu Shooz)

Jeff Hanson “Hiding Behind The Moon
Thao with the Get Down Stay Down “Bag of Hammers
Nu Shooz “I Can’t Wait
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business


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