is the amount of money a songwriter makes per-stream on average in the US
cents per dollar is how much US mechanical royalty rates have increased since 1909 even though the cost of living has increased by 2,989.54%
of a songwriter’s standard potential income streams in the US are regulated by the Federal Government
Change will not be easy, and we need your help in advocating for the rights of songwriters.
We are facing some of the largest corporations in the world, with the deepest pockets, and powerful lobbying efforts. SONA is countering this by grassroots political action: assembling our allies, meeting with congressional leaders and executives from all parts of the music industry. And, oh yeah, we sued the Department of Justice!
We compile all relevant advocacy issues here as a way to inform our members and mobilize!
Advocacy, August 4, 2022
The songwriting camp aimed to introduce "micro-lessons" about metadata while songwriters worked on new creative projects together.
Advocacy, July 27, 2022
In what is positioned to address a growing issue for music artists, particularly in the hip-hop genre, a new bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Congressmen Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Jamaal Bowman (NY-16).
Advocacy, July 18, 2022
Songwriting “camps” have been a growing trend in our culture for some time now. They’re often hosted by a producer or a publisher collecting material for a notable artist in the process of making an album.
Advocacy, July 7, 2022
The bill, which failed in the California Senate Judiciary Committee on June 28, would repeal a 1987 amendment to the state's "Seven-Year Statute."
Advocacy, July 6, 2022
Pink, Sony Music Publishing Chairman/CEO Jon Platt and the late songwriter/producer Busbee will be honored at the Songwriters of North America’s second annual SONA Warrior Awards, taking place as a hybrid celebration comprised of an in-person gala on July 23 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and a virtual livestream via mandolin.com on July 24.
Advocacy, June 27, 2022
The Black Music Action Coalition has issued a report on representation for Blacks and other people of color in mainstream country music, and, probably unsurprisingly to anyone who has followed the genre and some of its attendant racial controversies, the picture painted isn’t a pretty one.
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