Today's Influence Ads: Recording Artists Want Fair Pay from Pandora
The musicFIRST Coalition and Soundexchange are calling on Congress to ensure online radio stations like Pandora pay what it says are fair royalties to recording artists.
A new two-page spread lists artists from Sheryl Crow to Pink Floyd to KISS, all of whom advocate against the online station's efforts to reduce royalties substantially.
The Association for Competitive Technology has a new spot today calling for investment in wireless infrastructure, and Economy in Crisis has an ad advocating for an increase in American manufacturing.
The Service Employees International Union has a new ad pushing to protect graduate medical education to stave off what it sees as an increasing shortage of physicians. The Strategic Materials Advisory Council also put out an ad Wednesday, calling on Congress to prevent a military technology transfer to China. Wells Fargo has a D.C.-specific ad today touting its success in providing 3,200 area homeowners with loan modifications in 2011.
Those with continuing ads, per Kantar Media's Washington Eye, include: AARP, America's Credit Unions and the Credit Union National Association, America's Natural Gas Alliance, the American Bankers Association, the American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology, the American Diabetes Association, the American Healthcare Association, the American Petroleum Institute, the American Society of Transplantation, BP, Chevron, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the Distilled Spirits Council, Fair Search, the Government of Panama, Hologic, the International Council of Shopping Centers, Kaiser Permanente, McDonald's, Military Coalition and WTOP-Radio.