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Virtual, March 29, 2023
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Advocacy, January 6, 2023
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%.
California Rap Lyrics Bill Clears Final Vote, Heads to Governor for Signature
The new law would require judges to weigh whether allowing prosecutors to cite rap lyrics will "inject racial bias" into a criminal case.
Advocacy, August 4, 2022
‘Make Better Data Sexy’ Again: Streaming and Songwriter Groups Team Up for ‘Credits Due’ Initiative
The songwriting camp aimed to introduce "micro-lessons" about metadata while songwriters worked on new creative projects together.
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