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; our right to fair pay in the age of digital media; our right to speak out and give a collective voice to the songwriting community;  And in lieu of a union to uphold the standards of safety and equality in our workplaces, where music is created.

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.

 
 
 
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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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