Skip to main content
Got a tip?
Newsletters

Brooks Boliek

More from Brooks Boliek

Attorneys general oppose Sirius-XM deal

A group of state attorneys general made a last-ditch effort this week to convince the FCC's wild-card to oppose Sirius Radio's proposed merger with XM.

Federal workers view celebrity passport files

WASHINGTON -- Federal government workers' interest in stargazing extends to celebrities passports as the State Department's inspector general found that famous people's passport records were among…

Tax bill would give actors their big break

Struggling actors and other performers would get a break under federal tax legislation introduced Thursday that doubles the limit under which they can deduct business expenses.

Tax bill would give actors a break

Struggling actors and other performers would get a break under federal tax legislation introduced Thursday that doubles the limit under which they can deduct business expenses.

Pols get an earful at radio royalty hearing

It was hard to tell whether Wednesday's examination of a proposal setting up a royalty for songs aired on traditional radio was a congressional hearing or a music festival as performers ranging from…

Sinatra joins the fight for radio royalty

Continuing her father's legacy of fighting for musicians, Nancy Sinatra will urge lawmakers Wednesday to approve legislation giving performers a royalty for songs aired on traditional radio.

Nancy Sinatra pushes for radio royalties

Singer will urge lawmakers to give musicians royalties for songs played on the radio.

Berman’s song: Let’s groove on bill for radio pay

A key House panel plans to open its look at legislation that would force broadcasters to pay musical performers for songs aired on the radio.

House panel looks into pay for play

A key House panel plans to open its investigation of legislation that would force broadcasters to pay musical performers for songs aired on the radio.

Commentary: Digital switch-over is on its way

With the rush to convert to digital television, let's make sure they figure out the "cliff effect" first, writes BROOKS BOLIEK.

Artists sing out in debate over net neutrality

A group of the nation's hottest new-music talent plans to inject themselves into the national policy debate over the so-called "network neutrality" doctrine by issuing a music compilation in the name…

Pirates’ plunder seized

An Interpol-led investigation code-named Operation Jupiter that targeted South American cartels triggered 185 busts and led to the seizure of $115 million worth of pirated goods, the international…