Radio Tax

In another effort to motivate the general public to illegally download music rather than listen to the radio, record labels are attempting to start charging stations a performance tax. Up until now radio has consisted of a free play for free promotion philosophy. By allowing stations to play the music for free, labels have received free music promotion for their artists, resulting in record sales. With declining sales, the music executives have decided that taxation is the way to keep their incomes large.

The end result of this tax will be a reduction in the variety of music played. And for anyone who has actually listened to the radio lately knows, there isn’t much variety as it is.

Check out http://www.noperformancetax.org/ for more information.

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