S. 379 - Performance Rights Act

Commerce. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to provide fair compensation to artists for use of their sound recordings. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Performance Rights Act

S. 379 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to provide fair compensation to artists for use of their sound recordings. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to provide fair compensation to artists for use of their sound recordings.
Other Titles
  • Performance Rights Act
  • Performance Rights Act
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Commerce
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Performing arts
  • Sound recording
  • User charges and fees
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced2/04/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/04/2009
2/04/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S1544-1545)
2/04/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Put on a legislative calendar10/15/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Ordered to be reported with an amendment favorably.
10/15/2009Committee on the Judiciary. Reported by Senator Leahy with amendments. Without written report.
Put on a legislative calendar10/15/2009Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 181.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from Recorded Music & music production, which…

supported this bill

Recorded Music & music production$1,450,270
$1,450,270

1 Organization Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Performance Rights Act

1 organization supported this bill

National Music Publishers' Association
Israelite, David (2009, February 4). Statement from NMPA President and CEO David Israelite Re: Introduction of Performance Rights Act in House and Senate. Retrieved February 25, 2009, from National Music Publishers' Association.

1 organization opposed this bill

Free Radio Alliance
Rought, Cathy (2009, February 24). Statement from Free Radio Alliance spokeperson Cathy Rought on MusicFIRST briefing . Retrieved February 27, 2009, from Free Radio Alliance.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from Recorded Music & music production interest groups, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,500$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Max BaucusDMT$4,000$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$4,600$0
Mark BegichDAK$8,237$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$26,650$0
Bob BennettRUT$0$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$700$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$136,320$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,850$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
Jim BunningRKY$0$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$7,650$0
Maria CantwellDWA$22,250$0
Ben CardinDMD$13,350$0
Tom CarperDDE$2,400$0
Bob CaseyDPA$27,400$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$2,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$7,100$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,500$0
Bob CorkerRTN$57,646$0
John CornynRTX$17,000$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
Jim DeMintRSC$1,000$0
Chris DoddDCT$13,500$0
Byron DorganDND$12,650$0
Dick DurbinDIL$16,450$0
John EnsignRNV$2,000$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$35,500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$83,733$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$38,900$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$29,708$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$16,250$0
Judd GreggRNH$2,000$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$12,457$0
Tom HarkinDIA$12,650$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$34,476$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$4,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$3,300$0
Dan InouyeDHI$2,000$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$7,220$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$41,700$0
John F. KerryDMA$2,020$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$15,500$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$6,250$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$4,000$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$10,600$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$98,106$0
Carl LevinDMI$12,100$0
Joe LiebermanICT$5,600$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$2,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$1,000$0
Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
John McCainRAZ$1,250$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$21,000$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$9,050$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,700$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$14,632$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,000$0
Patty MurrayDWA$18,100$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$16,000$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$33,600$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$11,300$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$76,000$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,550$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$7,300$0
Bernie SandersIVT$13,700$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$75,100$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$6,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,588$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,000$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$1,000$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$28,500$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$7,250$0
Jon TesterDMT$21,748$0
John ThuneRSD$8,165$0
Mark UdallDCO$34,312$0
Tom UdallDNM$34,402$0
David VitterRLA$1,250$0
George VoinovichROH$0$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$19,350$0
Jim WebbDVA$15,000$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$17,100$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$2,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$2,000$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$0$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$28,500$0
John BarrassoRWY$0$0
Max BaucusDMT$4,000$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$4,600$0
Mark BegichDAK$8,237$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$26,650$0
Bob BennettRUT$0$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$700$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$0$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$136,320$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$7,850$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$0$0
Jim BunningRKY$0$0
Richard BurrRNC$0$0
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0
Robert ByrdDWV$7,650$0
Maria CantwellDWA$22,250$0
Ben CardinDMD$13,350$0
Tom CarperDDE$2,400$0
Bob CaseyDPA$27,400$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$1,000$0
Tom CoburnROK$2,000$0
William Thad CochranRMS$0$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$7,100$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$6,500$0
Bob CorkerRTN$57,646$0
John CornynRTX$17,000$0
Mike CrapoRID$0$0
Jim DeMintRSC$1,000$0
Chris DoddDCT$13,500$0
Byron DorganDND$12,650$0
Dick DurbinDIL$16,450$0
John EnsignRNV$2,000$0
Mike EnziRWY$0$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$35,500$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$83,733$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$38,900$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$29,708$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$16,250$0
Judd GreggRNH$2,000$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$12,457$0
Tom HarkinDIA$12,650$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$34,476$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$4,000$0
Jim InhofeROK$3,300$0
Dan InouyeDHI$2,000$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$0$0
Mike JohannsRNE$0$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$7,220$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$41,700$0
John F. KerryDMA$2,020$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$15,500$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$6,250$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$4,000$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$10,600$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$98,106$0
Carl LevinDMI$12,100$0
Joe LiebermanICT$5,600$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$2,000$0
Dick LugarRIN$1,000$0
Mel MartinezRFL$0$0
John McCainRAZ$1,250$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$21,000$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$9,050$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$14,700$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$14,632$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$3,500$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$1,000$0
Patty MurrayDWA$18,100$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$16,000$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$33,600$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$11,300$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$3,000$0
Harry ReidDNV$76,000$0
Jim RischRID$0$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$2,550$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$7,300$0
Bernie SandersIVT$13,700$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$75,100$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$6,000$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$20,588$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$2,000$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$1,000$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$28,500$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$7,250$0
Jon TesterDMT$21,748$0
John ThuneRSD$8,165$0
Mark UdallDCO$34,312$0
Tom UdallDNM$34,402$0
David VitterRLA$1,250$0
George VoinovichROH$0$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$19,350$0
Jim WebbDVA$15,000$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$17,100$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$2,000$0
Ron WydenDOR$2,000$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Recorded Music & music production$1,450,270

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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