Senate Version of ‘LRFA’ Emerges, Eliciting NAB Cheers


WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan coalition of 21 senators led by Sens. Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) has introduced a resolution opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations.

Introducing the Senate’s companion to the newest iteration of the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) — the all-important pledge from Members of Congress to block any potential legislation that would impose new performance fees on broadcast radio stations for music airplay, namely the “American Music Fairness Act.”

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