@SGAwrites Statement Opposing Music Modernization Act of 2017

The Songwriters Guild of America makes a great point on equal governance by songwriters.

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[Editor Charlie sez:  Here’s a copy of the Music Modernization Act of 2017]

December 21, 2017

Dear Representative Collins:

I write as president of The Songwriters Guild of America, Inc., the nation’s longest established music creator organization run solely by and for music creators, representing thousands of professional music creators and their heirs.

Thank you for forwarding a copy of the draft Music Modernization Act of 2017 yesterday for our review prior to its introduction, which was much appreciated. We continue to believe that reform of the music licensing process is and must continue to be an exceptionally high legislative priority – second only to the need to raise music royalty rates to equitable levels that will sustain our community. We applaud your sincere efforts and the efforts of the many members of Congress who have been hard at work trying to fashion solutions to these challenges over the…

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