Downloading music, movies, e-books and Apps could soon cost Connecticut residents more as lawmakers consider a tax on digital downloads.
The bill, proposed by the General Assembly’s Finance, Review and Bonding Committee, would have consumers pay the 6.35% sales tax on any electronic transfer.
Supporters say the bill would level playing the field. Brick-and-mortar retailers are required to charge a sales tax who purchase products in their stores, why is downloading music from an internet based store exempt?
In fact, 25 states have already begun taxing digital downloads.
The Committee will hold a public hearing about the proposed bill Friday morning at 10am at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.
4:30 pm // Banana Beat x Oakley acoustic set at Double Decker Bus
12:00 am // Official SXSW showcase at The Belmont
3:00 pm // Dub Frequency ‘Creme De La Creme’ at Malverde Lounge
Buzz Track: Runaround
Kings favorite G-Eazy just performed at Irving Plaza with ASAP Rocky on February 1st. G-Eazy’s Runaround video has received close to 500,000 views on YouTube.
Buzz Track: Walk Out On Me
Act As If, an indie/rock band from Los Angeles has become a Kings favorite. Check out the video for Walk Out on Me as well as the catchy indie pop track Oh My My. They landed on iTunes ‘New And Noteworthy’ and The Deli Magazine ‘LA Artist of the Month‘. The band has had several song placements on TV and licensed the song ‘About Saying and Meaning Goodbye’ to Apple for use in its Lion OS video. The band has three big shows coming up.
March 20th – The Living Room, NYC
March 21st – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
April 17th – The Hotel Cafe, Los Angeles
SXSW pick: March 16th – RedGorilla at 10pm – the Rooftop Bar on 6th St.
Buzz Track: The Last Song
If you haven’t heard of singer-songwriter Tim Halperin, he has the #1 album on the iTunes singer-songwriter charts. Halperin also landed in the top 24 in last years American Idol and has shared the stage with Hot Chelle Ray, Cody Simpson, etc. For fans of The Fray, etc.