An impressive cadre of artists including Carole King, Carly Simon, Melissa Etheridge, Dionne Warwick, Mary Wilson (the Supremes), the Isley Brothers, John Densmore (the Doors), Judy Collins and many others recently added their names to a groundbreaking legal filing in California seeking compensation for pre-1972 recordings from digital radio services…
Publishers, Labels, Songwriters, Artists and PROs Come Together To Support Key Music Bills
WASHINGTON – The Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to elect Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee.
WASHINGTON – Today House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced that he would be retiring at the end of his current term in December 2018.
WASHINGTON – Today Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), John Conyers (D-Mich), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ted Deutch (D-Fla), and Tom Rooney (R-Fla) introduced The Fair Play Fair Pay Act designed to help music creators get paid fairly when their music is played across various platforms, including AM/FM radio, SiriusXM and others.
An extensive coalition of organizations representing virtually the entire music community has filed new comments with the U.S. Copyright Office decrying a broken and antiquated Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) as part of the Office’s ongoing study of the law.
Reports surfaced this week that SiriusXM will soon raise prices for many of its satellite radio packages in the coming months.
ICYMI: Forbes recently published an op-ed by our CEO Cary Sherman.
As fans increasingly turn to online streaming as the primary way to enjoy music, it’s more and more important for artists and the labels to receive fair royalties from streaming music sites.