Ben Allison Testifies Before Congress

Bassist/composer speaks out on the subject of radio royalties

On June 6, bassist/composer Ben Allison testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy and Commerce on the subject of performers’ rights and a proposed performance royalty for musicians for domestic terrestrial radio (AM/FM) airplay. Currently, Allison wrote in a newsletter, “The United States is the only developed country in the world not to guarantee such a right.” The hearing was titled “The Future of Audio” and featured a panel including the CEOs of Pandora, RIAA, NMPA as well as representatives from the radio industry.

Greg Aiello

Ben Allison

Allison’s full testimony can be read here.

He also blogged about it here .

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