NEW YORK, NY (CelebrityAccess) — Back in October, Karoline Kramer-Gould, the music director of WJCU in Cleveland made history and broke ranks with broadcasters by co-writing an open letter with Blake Morgan, Founder & CEO of ECR Music Group in NYC, to Congress in support of artists' rights.
Kramer-Gould is the first radio-station music director to openly support artists’ pay for radio play, and she has paid the ultimate professional price, and left the station as a result.
The United States is the only democratic country in the world where artists still don’t get paid when their work is played on the radio.
Last week Morgan and Kramer-Gould arrived in Washington DC together, where her courage and tenacity received praise and honor.
Karoline Kramer-Gould has put her professional life in radio on the line to speak truth to power and push for artists’ rights. What’s more, she’s walked the courageous walk even further by coming to Capitol Hill with me to speak directly to our leaders and share her convictions with them in person.
No radio broadcaster has done this before.
Kramer-Gould proved that radio professionals and music professionals aren’t on opposite sides of this issue: loving music, and country and simply believe the people who make music should be paid fairly.