NAB fights for legislative and regulatory policies that support broadcasters' commitment to serving their local communities.
CARES Act: Key Broadcast Provisions
On March 27, a $2 trillion stimulus package was signed into law that provides substantial funding for business-oriented economic relief in response to the coronavirus pandemic. NAB fought for several of the key tax relief, small business and lending programs that were included in the bill. Click here to see the provisions that are most relevant to broadcasters.
A Performance Tax Threatens Local Jobs
For nearly a century, record labels and performers have thrived from airplay - which is essentially free advertising - from local radio stations. But as the big record labels struggle to keep profit margins high, they are urging Congress to impose a tax on these local radio stations that are, ironically, their greatest promotional tool. Broadcasters urge legislators to stand up for their local radio listeners by supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes a performance tax.
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