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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2010
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Dennis Wharton
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NAB Response to musicFIRST

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith issued a statement today in response to a statement made by a representative from the musicFIRST Coalition, which suggested that an agreement had been reached in July regarding the performance fee issue.

Commenting, Smith said:

"We are disappointed by comments from our friends at musicFirst representing that there was a definitive July agreement or a handshake settlement with NAB on terms for resolving the performance royalty issue. This is demonstrably false. If this were true, why would our two sides have continued with negotiations in August, September and October?"

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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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