SiriusXM CEO criticises proposed US Classics Act legislation
Posted on: 27 février 2018, by : Stuart Dredge

The proposed Classics Act is trying to clear up the digital-licensing status of songs recorded before 1972. When it was introduced earlier this year, we noted that Pandora was supporting the bill, in stark contrast to satellite-radio firm SiriusXM – despite the latter now being one of its main investors.
Now SiriusXM CEO Jim Meyer has written an op-ed piece for Billboard explaining his opposition to the legislation.
“The Classics Act does not ‘primarily affect’ digital audio services, it only affects digital audio services. Congress has again specifically exempted terrestrial radio from any payment obligation to the artists that the Classics Act purports to champion,” wrote Meyer, in a piece suggesting that “terrestrial radio, a $15 billion industry, has set the stage to tilt the playing field in its favour”.
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