We are Songwriters of North America

 

SONA (Songwriters of North America) is an advocacy organization formed by and for professional songwriters to fight for our rights in the age of digital media. The current rates paid to writers by music streaming media companies are grossly unfair, unsustainable, and unacceptable.  We’ve assembled some of the most fiercely passionate and hardworking people from all corners of the songwriting world to educate, strategize, and mobilize…and with our legal support team, comprised of truly the best creative-rights legal minds in our industry, we are making a difference.

 

News

Back Atcha!

The latest on SONA's lawsuit against the DOJ.

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Survival of the Richest

Shelly Peiken's latest blog post regarding songwriting rates then and now

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We Made the New Yorker!

SONA directors Michelle Lewis and Kay Hanley sat down to speak to the New Yorker

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Watch our videos

A catchy Schoolhouse Rock-style primer on streaming royalty rates and why they're not awesome for songwriters.

SONA's attorney, mentor, and "kraken", Dina LaPolt gives an inspiring TED-talk on how songwriters became the most vulnerable members of the music creator community and what can be done to protect them and uphold the value of songwriting.

Shelly Peiken, a SONA founding member, wrote a song about the unthinkable - "A Day Without Music".


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