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They formed the soundtrack of my life. Carole. Aretha. Dolly. Stevie. Joni. Carly. Ellie. Chrissie. Cynthia. Laura. Karla. These women songwriters, with their stellar bodies of work, made unforgettable names for themselves. So much so that we’re actually able to identify them on a first name basis.
Education, September 1, 2023
QUESTION: Why am I not seeing performance royalties for my songs in ads, concert tours, or other categories? ANSWER: Excellent...
News, September 1, 2023
“As songwriters, our work is BMI’s chief supply. It is critical that we all, regardless of performance rights organization affiliation,...
Resource, August 18, 2023
This past spring, our own Jack Kugell spoke on behalf of Songwriters at the US Copyright Office’s Music and Sound...
Advocacy, August 11, 2023
BREAKING NEWS:It took almost 6 years but finally…! Digital Service Providers have 6 months to pay the hundreds of millions...
Education, June 30, 2023
We loved hearing some incredible nuggets of insight from our panelist Jai Yoko on embracing individuality and respecting diversity. Thank...
Education, June 29, 2023
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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...READ MORE
Advocacy focused non profit, Songwriters of North America (SONA) has retained Sound Circle Management (SCM) for strategic services while conducting a diligent search for its next Executive Director. Interested candidates should send their resume to [email protected]
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.
Legendary songwriter Autumn Rowe has collaborated with some of the industry’s biggest names including Dua Lipa, Pitbull, Zendaya, Ava Max, The Knocks, Leona Lewis, Tori Kelly and Kali Uchis, and wrote the dance anthem behind the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, Happiness, featuring Alexis Jordan.
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%.
The new law would require judges to weigh whether allowing prosecutors to cite rap lyrics will "inject racial bias" into a criminal case.
Autumn Rowe has worked on songs for artists like Jon Batiste, Dua Lipa, Diana Ross and Cher Lloyd
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