Study: Radio Airplay Increases Record Sales

A new study demonstrating the symbiotic relationship between music aired on the radio and music sales is being circulated on Capitol Hill in support of a bill denouncing the notion of a performance tax, fee or royalty on radio broadcasters. Distributed to members of Congress late this week by the National Association of Broadcasters, the analysis, based on data from Nielsen and Pollstar, is the latest volley in the heated debate about whether there should be legislation to force broadcasters to pay musical performers for songs aired on the radio has been a flashpoint for broadcasters and the music artist community.