The Government introduced legislation that would require all forms of broadcast, including satellite radio, internet webcasts and cable radio channels to pay recording royalties for copyright music. Under the ‘Performance Rights Act’ instead of cutting a deal with seperate copyright/publishing houses the Government is working out a flat fee that will be paid annually. Smaller commercial stations will pay $5,000 a year, non-commercial stations will pay $1,000 and talk radio will be exempt, as well as religious stations. This gives pay to play a whole new meaning. For more info on this story, click HERE.