Links to Background information

Cracker Guitarist on the Real Problem With Streaming Music Services | TIME
David Lowery writes "I'm paid about 1/7 less when listeners stream my songs for free"

Two simple facts about technology and piracy - iTunes vs YouTube
The Trichordist examines technology and piracy.

Review: In ‘How Music Got Free,’ Stephen Witt Details an Industry Sea Change | NY Times
Mr. Witt's effort further explains how the MP3 changes music distribution, consumption and storage.

A History of Wrongdoing Exposed
The Trichordist examines Google, advertising, money and piracy.

How Music Got Free and Creatocracy | The Register UK
What happens when an entire generation commits the same crime?

Why Apple Music and Tidal are the right business models with the wrong optics.

SONA member Shelly Peiken's Blog
Steering committee member Shelly Peiken writes about her extensive songwriting career and the music industry today.

Fair Trade Music Website

Less Money, Mo' Music & Lots of Problems: A Look at the Music Biz

SoundCloud CTO: “Piracy Isn’t Something Anyone Talks About Anymore, Even In the Music Industry”

Open the Music Industry’s Black Box
Streaming is bigger than ever. So why are artists doing so badly?

Steven Tyler Pens Copyright Op-Ed: "We Need Change'
Following his denouncement of Donald Trump, singer Steven Tyler called for copyright reform in an op-ed.

Steven Tyler Writes Copyright Essay After Donald Trump Song Drama
Steven Tyler was among millions of others in calling out Donald Trump recently.


Below are three videos from our partners in New York at the Council of Music Creators that will give you background information to fully understand the mission of SONA

An explanation of the Consent Decree and how it is used

An introduction to the problems in the music business with copyright laws

An introduction of the Council of Music Creators and the goals they are working towards