New Music Coalition Says Policy Should Not Be Driven by Labels

Amazon, Google, the National Association of Broadcasters, and Pandora Radio are among the launch members of the MIC Coalition (Music, Innovation, Consumers). The group plans to advocate for music policies that are “balanced among all participants rather than just those of the major record labels and publishers,” according to Broadcasting & Cable. Other members include CEA, Cox Media Group, iHeartMedia, and National Public Radio. “American music is the most successful in the world, aided in part by intellectual property laws that do not tilt in favor of record labels over the millions of daily listeners who consume music,” said NAB President Gordon Smith.