Radio stations across the nation have allegedly blackballed artists who are members of MusicFirst, a coalition that wants to require AM and FM radio stations to pay royalties for the music they broadcast. Now the FCC is being called upon to investigate whether such tactics run afoul of broadcasters' obligation to serve the public interest. The agency has put out a notice seeking information regarding whether broadcasters are "targeting and threatening artists" or engaging in a media campaign that "disseminates falsities."
Musicians Ask FCC to Probe Radio Boycott
The National Law Journal
September 22, 2009