Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.) says a few words at a party celebrating We Act Radio's one-year anniversary. In 2009, the congressman introduced a bill that obligated radio stations to pay musicians for records played on the air. The legislation and other events inspired the creation of We Act Radio. (Courtesy of We Act Radio)
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