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Local Radio Freedom Act makes third pitch to Congress

A new version of the Local Radio Freedom Act has arrived before Congress, the third effort to pass legislation about radio industry royalties. The bill calls for protections that will block “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” from being levied against radio stations because they “provide free publicity and promotion to the recording industry and performers.” Continue Reading

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Digital content and podcasting startup from former TED execs lands $4.3 million

Digital content startup WaitWhat has landed an investment of $4.3 million. The company, founded by former TED executives June Cohen and Deron Triff, has quickly established itself as a player in podcasting. Along with the funding news, WaitWhat also announced the launch of a new podcast in partnership with Quartz called Should This Exist? Continue Reading