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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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