The SONA Warrior Awards celebrate the immense talent and hard work of individuals known for their high-profile accomplishments within the music industry while honoring their tireless efforts advocating for songwriters’ rights.
This year we are proud to honor Rissi Palmer, Allee Willis, Elizabeth Matthews, and Justin Tranter on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023, at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood.
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Advocacy, May 3, 2023
The writers are on strike. I feel hopeful, vicariously excited, anxious, and totally jealous. I mean, I’m a writer too....
Advocacy, March 31, 2023
VARIETY: Songwriters Have Been Waiting Five Years for a Whopping $700-$800 Million in Royalties: Here’s What You Can Do to Help
If you love songwriters and hate the many ways songwriters are underpaid, paid slowly, or not paid at all, please read the following: There is over a quarter billion dollars of mechanical-royalty income related to songs that were streamed between 2018 and 2022 that has not been paid — and there is no guidance on when it will. Sign the petition: https://bit.ly/phonoiii
Advocacy, January 6, 2023
Billboard: Hundreds of Artists Push for Copyright Rule Change On Streaming Royalties: ‘We Stand Together’
Don Henley, Sheryl Crow, Sting and a slew of other musicians are throwing their support behind a new federal copyright...
Music Publishers, Streaming Services Avoid Another Battle Royale by Setting Royalty Rates for Next Four Years
After a grueling, hard-fought and ultimately victorious legal battle over streaming rates for the years 2018-22, the National Music Publishers’ Association, the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and the Digital Media Association today have announced a settlement with streaming services for certain mechanical streaming rates in the U.S. for the years 2023-2027: 15.35%.
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