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NAB Statement on Justice Department Decision on ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees 8/4/2016

Broadcasters Support Anticipated Government Conclusions in Antitrust Review of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees 7/22/2016

Four Members of Congress Added As Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 6/8/2016

NAB Thanks Members of Congress for Opposing Performance Royalty on Radio 5/10/2016

Seven Members of Congress Added as Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 2/29/2016

Three Representatives Join Coalition Co-Sponsoring Local Radio Freedom Act 12/3/2015

Majority of House of Representatives Now Opposes RIAA-Backed Performance Royalties on Local Radio 10/22/2015

Support for Local Radio Freedom Act Grows in House and Senate 9/18/2015

Local Radio Freedom Act Nears Support of Majority in House of Representatives 9/11/2015

Two House Members, One Senator Added as Local Radio Freedom Act Co-Sponsors 9/9/2015

Three Members of Congress Added as Local Radio Freedom Act Co-Sponsors 7/17/2015

200 House Members Now Co-Sponsor Local Radio Freedom Act 7/9/2015

Three Members of Congress Join as Local Radio Freedom Act Co-Sponsors 7/8/2015

Three Members of Congress Added as Local Radio Freedom Act Co-Sponsors 6/26/2015

Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Five Members of Congress as Co-Sponsors 6/11/2015

Support for Local Radio Freedom Act Nears 200 House Members 5/21/2015

Four Members of Congress Add Support For Local Radio Freedom Act 5/19/2015

Almost 200 Members of Congress Now Co-Sponsoring Local Radio Freedom Act 5/13/2015

Four Representatives Added as Local Radio Freedom Act Co-Sponsors 5/1/2015

Two Senators Added as Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 4/30/2015

Three Members of Congress Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act 4/29/2015

Local Radio Freedom Act Support Grows to 170 House Members 4/24/2015

NAB Statement on Proposed Legislation Regarding Retransmission Consent and Radio Royalties 4/23/2015

Local Radio Freedom Act Adds Four Representatives as Co-Sponsors 4/22/2015

Four Representatives Sign On as Local Radio Freedom Act Co-Sponsors 4/20/2015

Support for Local Radio Freedom Act Broadens 4/15/2015

Four Representatives Added as Local Radio Freedom Act Co-Sponsors 4/14/2015

NAB Statement on Rep. Nadler's Proposed Radio Performance Royalty Legislation 4/9/2015

Support Grows for Local Radio Freedom Act in House, Senate 3/26/2015

Thirteen Members of Congress Added as Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 3/24/2015

Fifteen Members of Congress Join Coalition Supporting Local Radio Freedom Act 3/17/2015

Testimony of Mike Dowdle at Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on music licensing 3/10/2015

Bipartisan Coalition Adds Support for Local Radio Freedom Act 3/3/2015

More Than 100 Members of Congress Support Pro-Local Radio Resolution 2/27/2015

Bipartisan Coalition Voices Support for Pro-Local Radio Resolution 2/25/2015

NAB Statement on Introduction of Local Radio Freedom Act in House, Senate 2/24/2015

NAB Statement on Copyright Office Music Licensing Report 2/5/2015

ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees Remain Necessary to Promote Fair and Efficient Music Licensing 8/6/2014

Five Representatives Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act 7/15/2014

Testimony of Charles Warfield at Hearing on Music Licensing 6/25/2014

Study Shows Radio Airplay Drives Music Sales 6/24/2014

Two Representatives Join Coalition Supporting Local Radio Freedom Act 6/12/2014

Four Members of Congress Sign On As Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 5/30/2014

NAB Statement on Introduction of Songwriter Royalty Legislation 5/12/2014

NAB Statement on Proposed Legislation Regarding Retransmission Consent and Radio Royalties 5/7/2014

Majority of House of Representatives Now Supports Local Radio Freedom Act 4/29/2014

Local Radio Freedom Act Nears Support of Majority of House of Representatives 4/7/2014

Four Representatives Join Coalition Co-Sponsoring Local Radio Freedom Act 3/27/2014

Six Members of Congress Add Support For Local Radio Freedom Act 3/10/2014

More Than 200 House Members Support Local Radio Freedom Act 2/28/2014

NAB Statement on Introduction of Songwriter Royalty Legislation 2/25/2014

Five Representatives Sign on as Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 2/11/2014

Four Members of Congress Join As Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 12/26/2013

Local Radio Freedom Act Support Climbs to Almost 200 Co-Sponsors 12/12/2013

Four Representatives Join Coalition Supporting Local Radio Freedom Act 11/22/2013

Six Members of Congress Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act 10/24/2013

NAB Statement on Rep. Watt's Introduction of Radio Performance Tax Legislation 9/30/2013

Eight Additional Members of Congress Add Support for Local Radio Freedom Act 9/20/2013

Bipartisan Group of Seven Join Coalition Co-Sponsoring Local Radio Freedom Act 9/12/2013

Thirteen Members of Congress Join As Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 8/5/2013

NAB Statement on Rep. Watt's Proposed Radio Performance Tax Legislation 7/25/2013

Seven Additional Members of Congress Sign On As Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 6/19/2013

Bipartisan Group of Representatives Sign On As Co-Sponsors of Local Radio Freedom Act 5/9/2013

Seven Members of Congress Sign Onto Resolution Opposing Performance Tax on Local Radio 4/19/2013

10 More Members of Congress Sign Onto Resolution Opposing Performance Tax on Local Radio 4/10/2013

More Than 100 Members of Congress Oppose Performance Tax on Local Radio 3/19/2013

NAB Backs Resolution Opposing New Performance Fee on Local Radio 2/19/2013

NAB Statement in Response to Introduction of Webcast Streaming Legislation 9/21/2012

NAB Statement on Agreement Between Clear Channel and Big Machine Label Group 6/5/2012

Gordon Smith Keynote Address at 2011 NAB Show 4/12/2011

NAB Statement Responding to White House Official's Endorsement of a Performance Fee on Radio 3/15/2011

NAB Response to musicFIRST 10/26/2010

NAB Radio Board Endorses Conditions Necessary For Performance Fee Resolution 10/25/2010

NAB Statement on CTIA's Anti-Radio Letter to Lawmakers 8/23/2010

NAB Performance Tax Update 8/6/2010

Bipartisan House Opposition to RIAA Performance Tax Reaches 260 3/24/2010

Performance Tax Opposition Reaches House Majority Plus Forty 3/12/2010

NAB Statement on Today's RIAA-Backed Pig Stunt 3/10/2010

NAB Response to Today's Performance Tax Press Event 3/2/2010

Performance Tax Opposition Grows with Addition of Four House Democrats 2/22/2010

AMA Winners Thank Local Radio for Promotional Role 11/23/2009

NAB Outlines Negative Impact of Performance Fee 11/17/2009

NAB Ad Thanks Nearly 300 Lawmakers for Supporting Local Radio 11/17/2009

CMA Award Winner Darius Rucker Thanks Radio for Taking a Chance 11/12/2009

NAB Statement on Today's Call for a Performance Tax Negotiation 11/2/2009

New Study Highlights America's Opposition to Performance Fee 10/15/2009

MusicFIRST Complaint Runs Counter to First Amendment, Supreme Court, and FCC Rules 9/23/2009

Opposition to RIAA Performance Tax Tops 250 in House, Reaches 25 in Senate 9/22/2009

NAB Announces Winner of 'Don't Tax That Dial' Radio Competition 9/11/2009

NAB to FCC: MusicFIRST Complaint Nothing More than Public Relations Play 9/8/2009

Record Label Exec: Radio is "Paramount" to Breaking Artists, Keeping Superstars Relevant 8/25/2009

NAB Response to FCC Inquiry 8/10/2009

Warner Music CEO Touts Radio's Promotional Value 8/7/2009

NAB Ad Highlights Relationship Between Music Sales and Radio Airplay 8/4/2009

Oral Testimony of Steve Newberry Before Senate Judiciary Committee 8/4/2009

Democrats to House Leadership: No Floor Vote on Performance Tax 8/3/2009

NAB Statement on musicFIRST's Newest Missive 8/3/2009

Performance Tax Opposition Grows in House and Senate 7/23/2009

House Opposition to Performance Tax Climbs to 240 7/16/2009

Performance Tax Opposition Grows 7/14/2009

House Opposition to Performance Tax Surpasses Last Year's Opposition by 10 6/24/2009

Missouri March of Dimes Stands in Solidarity with Local Broadcasters 6/12/2009

Prepared Oral Testimony of Caroline Beasley Before House Communications Subcommittee 6/11/2009

Fifteen More Lawmakers Now Oppose Performance Tax 6/10/2009

NAB Statement on RIAA Front-Group's Newest Stunt 6/10/2009

State Broadcasters Urge Speaker Pelosi: No Floor Vote on Performance Tax 6/4/2009

Majority of U.S. House Now Opposes Performance Tax 6/3/2009

House Opposition to Performance Tax Reaches 214 6/2/2009

NAB Launches 'Don't Tax that Dial' Radio Competition 5/27/2009

Performance Tax Oppostion: 200 and Counting 5/18/2009

Four More Lawmakers Express Opposition to RIAA-Backed Performance Tax 5/14/2009

NAB Statement on Today's House Judiciary Committee Vote 5/13/2009

Nine More Lawmakers Express Opposition to RIAA-Backed Performance Tax 5/12/2009

Civil Rights Groups Urge Hearing to Weigh RIAA Tax Impact on Minority Broadcasters 5/7/2009

More Members Oppose RIAA Tax on Free Radio Airplay 5/4/2009

NAB Floods DC Metro Station with Ads Promoting Radio, Opposing Performance Tax 4/29/2009

Five More Lawmakers Oppose RIAA Effort 4/23/2009

NAB Response to Record Label Claim 4/23/2009

More Members, New Spots Oppose Performance Tax on Radio 4/21/2009

NAB Response to MusicFIRST on Bono's Performance Tax Support 4/20/2009

George Strait: Don't Take Radio for Granted 4/8/2009

NAB Launches NoPerformanceTax.org 4/7/2009

NAB Statement on Today's Comments From Chairman Boucher 3/31/2009

Senate Joins in Opposition to Performance Fees on Radio 3/30/2009

Nine More Lawmakers Express Opposition to Label-Led Performance Fee on Radio 3/24/2009

NAB Response to musicFIRST 3/24/2009

Five More Lawmakers Express Opposition to Label-Led Performance Fee on Radio 3/17/2009

U2's Bono: We Depend on Radio 3/12/2009

NAB Ad: Performance Tax Would Make Radio Airplay Charts a Quick Read 3/10/2009

Oral Testimony of Steve Newberry and Larry Patrick Before House Judiciary Committee 3/10/2009

RIAA's International Claim Refuted in New Performance Tax Analysis 3/9/2009

Nine More Lawmakers Express Opposition to RIAA's Performance Fee 3/3/2009

Anti-Performance Tax Resolution Gains 16 New Co-Sponsors 2/24/2009

110 Lawmakers: No New 'Fee,Tax, Royalty or Other Charge' on Radio 2/12/2009

NAB Urges Congress to Oppose Record Label Bailout 2/4/2009

Country Musicians Thank Radio...Again 11/13/2008

Country Music's Jewel Says Radio Airplay Provided Her 'Cinderella' Moment 9/30/2008

'Nashville Star' Judges Tell Contestants of Radio Airplay's Importance 7/24/2008

NAB Statement on Today's Subcommittee Markup Vote 6/26/2008

NAB Runs New Ad Opposing Performance Tax 6/25/2008

Majority of U.S. House Members Now Oppose RIAA Tax on Radio 6/24/2008

NAB Response to RIAA-Backed MusicFIRST Stunt 6/23/2008

Performance Tax Opposition Three Votes Shy of House Majority 6/13/2008

Congressional Opposition to Performance Tax Draws Closer to Majority 6/12/2008

NAB Runs New Ad Thanking Congress for Supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act 6/11/2008

Prepared Oral Testimony for Broadcast Executives Steve Newberry and Charles Warfield 6/11/2008

Study: Radio Airplay Generates $1.5 to $2.4 Billion in Music Sales Annually 6/10/2008

Congressional Opposition to RIAA-Backed Performance Tax Grows 6/6/2008

NAB Urges Lawmakers to Probe Record Labels 6/5/2008

NAB Response to MusicFIRST Stunt 6/3/2008

Sen. Tester Adds Support to Anti-Performance Tax Bill 5/28/2008

Anti-Performance Tax Resolution Introduced in Senate 5/12/2008

More than 200 House Members Oppose 'Performance Tax' 4/30/2008

Nashville Mayor Hails Country Radio's Value 3/4/2008

NAB Runs New Ad Opposing Performance Tax 2/26/2008

NAB to RIAA: Let's Debate Artist 'Fairness' 2/25/2008

Valentine's Day Ad to Hightlight 'Love Affair' Between Radio and Recording Industry 2/13/2008

Local Radio Freedom Act Gains Support; Grammy Winner Alicia Keys Thanks Radio 2/11/2008

127 Lawmakers Oppose 'Fee, Tax or Royalty' on Local Radio Stations 12/19/2007

NAB Response to RIAA-Backed Performance Tax Legislation 12/18/2007

Local Radio Freedom Act Receives More Support from Congress 12/11/2007

David K. Rehr Delivers Speech at Radio Ink's Forecast 2008 12/4/2007

Congressional Support Doubles For Local Radio Freedom Act 11/20/2007

Steven Newberry Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee 11/13/2007

House Resolution Recognizing Promotional Value of Free Radio Airplay now has 79 Cosponsors 11/13/2007

House Resolution Recognizing Promotional Value of Free Radio Airplay now has 79 Cosponsors 11/13/2007

NAB Ad Calls for No Performance Tax on Local Radio 11/12/2007

House Resolution Recognizes Promotional Value of Free Radio Airplay 11/1/2007

Testimony of Russ Withers before Senate Commerce Committee 10/24/2007

Rehr Requests Hearing to Explore Relationship Between Artists and Labels 10/4/2007

NAB Radio Show to Feature Legal Discussion on Performance Tax, Other Radio Issues 9/19/2007

Mock Airplay Invoice Ramps Up Performance Tax Grassroots Efforts 8/14/2007

Oral Testimony of Charles Warfield before the House IP Subcommittee 7/31/2007

New Ads Urge Opposition to Performance Tax on Local Radio 7/30/2007

NAB to White House: Oppose Performance Tax 7/25/2007

NAB Response to Bogus Airplay Study 7/6/2007

NAB Responds to musicFIRST Coalition 6/14/2007

Rehr Urges Congress To Oppose Performance Tax 5/9/2007