Keep Radio Free for Listeners

For nearly a century, local radio stations have been providing listeners with the music they love and artists a platform to share their music with fans. And when disaster strikes, listeners turn to their local stations first for emergency updates to keep safe.

No doubt, local radio stations are the pulse of our communities – but their future is in jeopardy. Big foreign-owned record labels are asking Congress to tax radio simply for airing and promoting artists' music. This means less music for you and fewer jobs for your community.

A performance tax would financially cripple local stations, potentially forcing some stations off the air. It would also reduce the amount of music played on stations and harm new artists trying to start their careers.

If you're one of the 272 million listeners who turn to radio each week to get the news, information and music you want for free, find out how you can help.

Free Radio Alliance

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U.S. Capitol

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