Politics

Conyers: Broadcasters’ fight against royalties similar to ‘involuntary servitude’

Broadcasters’ refusal to pay royalty fees to musicians when airing their songs is a form of involuntary servitude, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) said Tuesday.

During a press conference with singer Dionne Warwick on Capitol Hill, Conyers promoted the Performance Rights Act, which would require AM and FM radio broadcasters to pay royalties to singers and bands for playing their songs on the air.

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