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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.
Reports surfaced this week that SiriusXM will soon raise prices for many of its satellite radio packages in the coming months. 

Valuing Music In A Digital World

September 29, 2015 |CEO's Corner

ICYMI: Forbes recently published an op-ed by our CEO Cary Sherman.
The FCC is considering a petition that would weaken certain transparency requirements for the sponsorship of music programming.
Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Marsha Blackburn stood with members of the music community today to launch the “Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015."
The U.S. Copyright Office makes recommendations on how to modernize music licensing.

How David Pakman Shortchanged Role Of Record Label

November 3, 2014 |Music Notes Blog

I respect David and his accomplishments in the music space, but his blog “The Artist’s Share” misses the mark. The piece wrongly assumed that labels pay royalties to artists and simply keep the rest. This is not the case. Let’s take a closer look at the value labels actually bring to the table.
Touts Contribution of Major Labels In New Report The House Judiciary this morning convenes a second subcommittee hearing on music licensing.  Cary Sherman, CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), will testify. 

Saluting the RESPECT Act

May 29, 2014 |CEO's Corner

If you’re a SiriusXM or Pandora fan like us, it’s likely you’ve faced this situation: you’re in the car on a long drive, or you’re reading or making dinner, and the mood for music strikes you. You type in to your Pandora app an artist you like, or you start channel flipping through SiriusXM’s offerings. 50s on 5. 60s on 6. Motown station. You have a hankering for Aretha Franklin music (and similar songs), so you create an Aretha channel on Pandora. This genre of music may be decades old, but it still makes you groove or helps make a long drive bearable. And guess what? Pandora and SiriusXM know that too – after all, that’s why they offer those stations.
Proposal to simplify licensing would benefit music fans and mean market-based rates for all music creators, says RIAA in filing with U.S. Copyright Office "Modernizing the licensing system for musical works is a win for everyone...must be a collaborative exercise," says RIAA CEO