Save the Date! Feb 2 at 10 am ET: Artist Pay for Radio Play Gets a Hearing in House Judiciary #IRespectMusic

It’s ON! We get a hearing for American Music Fairness Act at House Judiciary Feb 2! Stay up to date at https://t.co/AamNoE4JJo, sign the petition at https://t.co/WwzASEJPI5 to support artist pay for radio play. Thank you @RepTedDeutch @repdarrellissa @repsylviagarcia @RepEscobar— irespectmusicaustin (@IRMAustin) January 29, 2022 We want our readers to now how much we appreciate […]

@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 […]