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September 21, 2012
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NAB Statement in Response to Introduction of Webcast Streaming Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In response to bipartisan legislation offered today in the House of Representatives by Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) and in the Senate by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) to reform music streaming rates, NAB released the following statement:

"NAB appreciates the leadership of Reps. Chaffetz and Polis and Sen. Wyden and strongly supports legislative efforts to establish fair webcast streaming rates. NAB will work with the bill's sponsors and all interested parties to create broadcast radio streaming rates that promote new distribution platforms and new revenue streams that foster the future growth of music."

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The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

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