The music business lost one of its biggest supporters and a long-time friend in Tuesday’s elections. Howard Berman lost his seat in the House after 30 years in office while Mary Bono Mack, widow of the late musician Sony Bono, lost her seat in the House 14 years in office.
Elsewhere, the people involved in the laws impacting webcasting royalties, and some of the music industry’s biggest supporters, were reelected or were already set to return to Washington next year. In addition, the music industry could have politicians friendly to the music industry chairing judiciary committees in the house and the senate, an important fact since that committee oversees matters of copyright.
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