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Published: 2014/02/05

David Byrne, Mike Mills, Marc Ribot and More Respect Music

David Byrne, Marilyn Carino, R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills, Cake’s John McCrea and Marc Ribot are among the acts slated to appear at the I Respect Music rally and concert at New York’s (le) Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, February 25. Sponsored by the Content Creators Coalition, the free event will rally for artists to get paid for radio play in the United States.

A note on the cause reads:

The United States is the only democratic country in the world where artists don’t get paid for radio airplay. Currently, the short list of countries that share the United States’ position on this issue includes: Iran, North Korea, China, Vietnam, and Rwanda. On February 25th join music makers and music lovers alike in urging Congress to support artists’ pay for radio play. In the meantime, sign the petition in support of the artist radio royalty

Other acts slated to appear include: Janita , Blake Morgan, Wendy Oxenhorn and Chris Ruen.

Here’s a look at the event’s lineup

David Byrne (Talking Heads)
Marilyn Carino
Mike Mills (REM)
John McCrea (CAKE)
Blake Morgan
Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Solomen Burke, Elvis Costello, Robert Plant, Diana Krall)
Chris Ruen

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