Chaffetz’s radio bill panned by musicians, conservatives
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Grammy-award winning songwriter Jimmy Jam represented those artists at Wednesday’s hearing. He said Pandora’s payments, while higher than other radio services, are still small, about one-tenth of a penny for the play of a song. He pressed Congress to reject the rate change for online radio and to force traditional broadcast stations to pay royalties to music producers, a broader policy fight that has raged for years.
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