Statement from SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe on Introduction of the PROMOTE Act in the U.S. House of Representatives

Statement from SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe on Introduction of the PROMOTE Act in the U.S. House of Representatives

SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe issued the following statement today on the Introduction of H.R. 1914, the Performance Royalty Owners of Music Opportunity To Earn Act of 2017 (PROMOTE Act), by U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL):

“The PROMOTE Act is a positive step forward in the effort to reform a broken and unfair system. On behalf of the 130,000 artists and rights owners we represent, we thank Rep. Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) for supporting the right of America’s creators to be paid when their recordings are used by the $17 billion radio industry. We will persist in our efforts to meaningfully engage with the radio industry to find a solution to this glaring inequity under U.S. law.”