[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 their songs are played on AM/FM radio
(Washington) On Thursday, June 24 at 1:15 pm ET, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) are hosting a national press event alongside artist-advocates like Dionne Warwick and Sam Moore to introduce the American Music Fairness Act.
Members of the press can register here. This event will be live-streamed here.
After COVID-19 disrupted artists’ financial stability, it is more important than ever that legislation is passed to ensure music creators are compensated when their music plays on FM/AM radio stations. The American Music Fairness Act will require that performing artists are paid for the use of their songs on FM/AM radio — just like they already do on digital streaming services.
This bipartisan bill is a response to the Local Radio Freedom Act championed by the National Association of Broadcasters.
WHAT: A national press event announcing the American Music Fairness Act
· Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL)
· Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)
· Dionne Warwick
· Sam Moore
· Additional artist-advocates
WHEN: Thursday, June 24, 1:15pm ET
WHERE: House Triangle, United States Capitol, Washington, DC
FROM ARTIST & ECR MUSIC GROUP FOUNDER BLAKE MORGAN:
BOWING TO PUBLIC PRESSURE, INTERNET RADIO GIANT ABANDONS LEGISLATION THAT WOULD LOWER MUSIC ROYALTIES
If you spoke up about this, if you posted about it on Facebook or Tweeted about it to your friends, if you added your voice to the courageous chorus who stood up and spoke out, you helped win this fight.
This victory belongs to you.
Onward. Yours, in music…
READ THE FULL POST FROM BLAKE MORGAN HERE:
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FIGHT FOR MUSIC
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In just about every other country in the world musicians are paid a performance royalty for terrestrial radio airplay. The United States is one of a few countries that does not, along with China, Iran and North Korea.