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We put SONGWRITERS FIRST!
We’ve assembled the most fiercely passionate and hardworking people from all corners of the songwriting world to defend songwriters. 
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Sam Hollander & Friends

, November 20, 2022

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What we’re talking about at SONA

Get the latest news, advocacy issues, songwriter resources, and more in the SONA blog.

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October 3, 2022

California Restricts Use of Rap Lyrics in Criminal Trials After Gov. Newsom Signs Bill

In a big win for creative expression, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, which restricts the use of rap lyrics as evidence in court in California.

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September 1, 2022

Music Publishers, Streaming Services Avoid Another Battle Royale by Setting Royalty Rates for Next Four Years

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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August 23, 2022

California Rap Lyrics Bill Clears Final Vote, Heads to Governor for Signature

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.

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Advocacy, August 4, 2022

‘Make Better Data Sexy’ Again: Streaming and Songwriter Groups Team Up for ‘Credits Due’ Initiative

‘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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