Hill’s Congress Blog: The Third Circuit Shows It Lives in Another era with ruling on Media Ownership

In a 2-1 decision last week, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals squashed recent efforts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to deregulate media ownership rules, which would have allowed local news outlets across the country to adapt and thrive. Instead, a 40-year-old rule restricting cross-ownership of a newspaper and TV station in the […]

The FCC Needs to Continue Progress on Broadcast Ownership Rules

The media landscape today bears little resemblance to what it was 20 or even 10 years ago. New platforms are emerging, transforming the market and giving consumers an unprecedented selection of news and entertainment accessible through a dizzying array of devices and systems. But archaic government regulations have been slow to adapt to this new […]

Fair Play: Just Another Song And Dance

As sales of music records and other physical recordings have steadily been replaced by digital copies downloaded to computers and to other electronic devices, there has been a push to increase the royalties that radio stations pay for the use of copyrighted music. The latest push is the Fair Play, Fair Pay Act of 2015 […]

Pay That Tune

Internet and digital radio, once an afterthought in the Internet startup ecosystem, is now a booming business.  There is satellite radio, cable TV radio, Pandora, Spotify, and even iRadio, a new streaming music service from Apple.  SiriusXM has boomed, with revenue of $897 million in the first quarter of this year and increasing its subscriber […]