SONA is an advocacy organization formed by and for professional songwriters in 2015 to fight for songwriters’ rights, including:
★ Our right to fair pay in the age of digital media
★ The ability to advocate for ourselves
★ Our right to safety and equity in our workplaces
In other words, SONA is the closest thing to a union songwriters can legally have.
★ The economics of streaming make it nearly impossible to benefit any one songwriter. Songwriters need a collective voice to fight for the value of their work.
★ Roughly 3⁄4 of what a songwriter earns is decided and controlled by outdated government regulations.
★ Songwriters are not allowed to unionize under current U.S. law.
★ We fight at the highest levels of our government and our industry for the value of our profession amid the challenges of a rapidly shifting music marketplace.
★ We put #songwritersfirst! SONA is creator-founded and creator-led – we represent no one else’s interests but songwriters and composers. Sometimes we’re the only voice of the songwriter in the room where big decisions are made about songwriters.
★ We educate the songwriting community about our profession’s most pressing issues, and create community where we build our strength in numbers.
★ Songwriters, composers as well as any music industry professional or person who supports our mission!
$500 Annual Dues
$100 Annual Dues
$50 Annual Dues
Silver Membership - Students
$25 Annual Dues
Students! Join SONA with your .edu email address and enjoy all the benefits of Gold Membership at only $25/year.
*Good for one year; you MUST re-register with a current .edu student email address to qualify annually
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