Ted Kalo

musicFIRST Executive Director

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SiriusXM's Grandfathered Rates for Music Must End (Guest Post)

It is time to level the playing field in radio, to eliminate the special deals and grandfathered royalty rates. It is time to ensure the all music creators receive fair pay for their work, regardless of when it was recorded or what technology was used to air it.
Big Radio’s Hunger Games: Guest Post

Big Radio’s Hunger Games: Guest Post

In a dystopian future, a small group of elites gorge themselves, forcing the have-nots starving in the hinterlands to fight to the death over scraps. Plot of “The Hunger Games” trilogy, right? Or perhaps a plot summary of the drama now unfolding among music creators and the AM/FM, satellite and Internet radio industries?