@theblakemorgan: American middle-class musicians are worth fighting for #IRespectMusic

[Editor Charlie sez: Our friend and supporter Blake Morgan has an important opinion post on the bi-partisan American Music Fairness Act (AMFA) in The Hill, a long-time and influential DC insider journal. Blake tells the human story of why artists need the AMFA legislation and the #IRespectMusic campaign.] We musicians are used to fighting. For our livelihoods, […]

Press Release: @RepTedDeutch and @RepDarrellIssa to Host Press Event to Introduce American Music Fairness Act #irespectmusic

[Editor Charlie sez: Our great allies Ted Deutch and Darrell Issa are introducing a law to guarantee the key object of the #IRespectMusic campaign–artist pay for radio play!] Reps. Deutch and Issa will be joined by legendary artists Dionne Warwick, Sam Moore, and others to introduce legislation to ensure music creators are fairly compensated when […]

Press Release: @SoundExchange Releases 2020 Report Confirming the Company Distributed Nearly $1 Billion in Performance Royalties in Pandemic Year

June 22, 2021 WASHINGTON, D.C., June 22, 2021—SoundExchange today announced it distributed nearly $947 million in performance royalties to creators during the fiscal year 2020–a $39 million increase from 2019, marking a 4% growth year-over-year with an operating administrative rate of 5.3%. SoundExchange marks a new milestone, distributing nearly $8 billion in collections to creators since the […]

@thetrichordist: Coalition of Songwriter Groups Call on Copyright Royalty Board for Fairness and Transparency on Frozen Mechanicals

[Editor Charlie sez: This post first appeared on The Trichordist. It is a letter from a coalition of US and international songwriter groups to the Copyright Royalty Board about the frozen mechanical issue. If you want to write your own comment to the Copyright Royalty Board about frozen mechanicals, send your comment to crb@loc.gov. For background, […]