Music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora pay musicians every time they play their songs, but radio stations don't have to. That's the way it has always been, under the rationale that radio airplay benefits artists in other ways. But Congressmen Jerry Nadler (D-NY) called it unfair to artists.
New York City
Meet the old boss, Chicago. Same as the old boss. Rahm Emanuel won a second term as Mayor of Chicago, beating Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez in a run-off election. The race was being closely watched in liberal circles as it pitted the centrist, former Obama operative Emanuel against the working-class-supported progressive Rodriguez.
NYC’s ferret-lovers aren’t getting the spring-time news they were hoping for: after years of the furry-friends being illegal in the city they’ll likely stay that way, after a Board of Health ruling. “’They seem,’ a frowning health official said at one point, ‘to be uniquely problematic.’”
The funeral for the late Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, will be held today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mourners have been pouring in to pay their respects. Many shared kind words about the man. One, Greg Packer of Huntington, NY, remembered the Cardinal for his strength of hand.