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Performance Tax Spots and Resources

Thank you for joining the National Association of Broadcasters' efforts to stop the foreign-owned record labels' attempts to impose new fees on local radio stations. Your engagement sends a loud message to Congress: radio stations stand united against a performance tax.

Please air these radio spots as often as possible from now until November 30 and urge your listeners to tell policymakers to protect local stations. Because this is an issue ad, the Federal Communications Commission requires your station to fill out a PB-19 form and place it in your station's political file within 24 hours or one business day. Please make this a priority.

Download Spots in English and Spanish

Additional Tools

  • Click here to download a sample letter to enlist the help of nonprofit partners in educating members of Congress about the critical services local radio stations provide.
  • Click here to access scripts that you can customize.
  • Click here to access live read scripts for your on-air talent.
  • Click here to download digital and social media assets. The click-through URL for the ads should be https://p2a.co/fkk7zz3.
  • Click here to get the facts, presented by the Free Radio Alliance, on the American Music Fairness Act - a bill to impose new fees on local radio.
  • You can find an issue brief on performance tax legislation here and talking points here.
  • You can find more information on NAB's efforts to oppose a performance tax here.
  • Click here to see the members of Congress standing up for radio by supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act.

Thank you for helping us fight for your ability to deliver the news, weather, traffic, emergency information and entertainment your listeners rely on every day. Together, we will ensure a vibrant future for radio.

Important: PB-19 Form

Because this is an issue ad, the Federal Communications Commission requires your station to fill out a PB-19 form and place it in your station's political file within 24 hours or one business day. Please make this a priority.

PB-19 FORM

Please note: Spots do not impact the Lowest Unit Charge/Rate nor do they trigger equal time since they are not candidate ads. Stations should consult with their legal counsel if they have any questions regarding the use of the PB-19 form and other compliance issues.

Take Action

Take action today and urge your members of Congress to oppose the so-called American Music Fairness Act and cosponsor the Local Radio Freedom Act. Your voice matters!

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