FCC Votes To Protect Wireless Mics

FCC Votes To Protect Wireless Mics

FCC Votes To Protect Wireless Mics
On Sept. 24 the FCC voted to preserve channels for wireless microphones and other wireless music technologies to avoid interference from other types of devices. The Recording Academy was an instrumental force in leading the fight to protect the wireless spectrum. "Today, as a result of your efforts, our community prevailed," said Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow in an e-mail to Academy members. "Thanks to your efforts, the FCC will preserve two channels in every market in the country for wireless microphones, while also allowing microphone users to register in a database to secure more channels." (9/27)

Digital Music Sales Down In 2010
According to a recent Nielsen report, digital music sales were flat in the U.S. market for the first half of 2010, compared to a 28 percent growth rate from 2007–2008 and a 13 percent increase from 2008–2009. The digital music sales stall could be a result of weak consumer confidence, the appeal of new music releases and a confusing variety of options for purchasing music online, according to Jean Littolff, Nielsen Music managing director. (9/27)
 

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