Universal Music’s Lobbying Bill In Q2: $840,000

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Just how much did Universal Music Group spend lobbying lawmakers during the second quarter of this year?

The answer, according to disclosure documents unearthed by BusinessWeek, is a hefty $840,000, or $280,000 a month.  The funds were used to push a number of objectives, including terrestrial radio performance royalties for recordings and anti-piracy initiatives.  The quarterly amount represents a 20 percent year-over-year increase, and a $30,000 bump over Q1 figures.

The paperwork was filed with the clerk’s office for the House of Representatives on July 20th, and lobbied groups included Congress, the Office of Management and Budget, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and other agencies.