Big pig visits the NAB.
A 12-foot high pink inflatable pig outside the National Association of Broadcasters’ headquarters brought the music industry’s effort to pass a performance royalty to radio’s doorstep today. The protest was part of the “Piggie Radio” campaign that positions broadcasters of being “piggish” by refusing to pay a royalty.
“The radio companies are being piggish by refusing to pay musicians for their work while big radio corporations make billions of dollars in profits,” says Radio Accountability Project spokesman Mark Corallo. “The inflatable pig will showcase the most piggish radio broadcasters across
The NAB fed five protesters outside their headquarters sausage pizza. "We're suggesting they provide this food to the scores of exploited musicians who have had to sue their record label to recoup allegedly unpaid album royalties," Wharton quips.
More in Thursday’s Inside Radio.