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$.0041

is the amount of money a songwriter makes per-stream on average in the US

¢7.1

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%

75%

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!

Current Advocacy Articles

We compile all relevant advocacy issues here as a way to inform our members and mobilize!

    Advocacy, September 9, 2020

    The Copyright Royalty Board Decision

    Remember that whole “Spotify is suing songwriters” mess? That thing? You may have heard about the recent DC Appeals Court...

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    Advocacy, December 16, 2019

    Take Action – Discovery Networks Want To Keep Your Royalties

    SONA Members – We, along with Your Music Your Future, urgently need your help, right now. Discovery Networks is planning to...

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    Advocacy, November 20, 2019

    MUSIC ARTISTS’ RIGHTS GROUPS FILE JOINT BRIEF ON ROYALTY RATES

    The Music Artists Coalition and the Songwriters of North America stress the need for fair compensation for songwriters. (November 19,...

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    Advocacy, July 26, 2019

    CALL TO ACTION! Consent Decrees & the DOJ

    SONA CALL TO ACTION Deadline is Aug. 9th 2019! The U.S. Dept. of Justice still controls a songwriter’s income. Right...

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    Advocacy, January 30, 2019

    Who Is Sam Hollander?

    Who is Sam Hollander? Sounds like a baseball player. He’s not.   Sam Hollander is the guy with the hoodie...

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    Advocacy, November 8, 2018

    The Power Of The #MusicArmy

    Hey! Did you hear? The Music Modernization Act passed in October! Let’s rewind a few months, back to those heady...

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