Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel on Introduction of Pre-72 Legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives
Posted on 7/19/17

Recordings made before the arbitrary date of February 15, 1972, are among the most popular and valuable in the world.  And yet, because of an anomaly in U.S. copyright law, the creators of those sound recordings have had to endure years of litigation simply for the right to be paid, and the litigation continues to this day.  It’s time for Congress to fix this injustice so legacy artists are paid when their music is used by digital radio

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Support Grows for Fair Play Fair Pay Act
Posted on 6/7/17


“On behalf of music creators across the country, we applaud U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and Darren Soto (D-Fla.) for defending artists’ rights for fair compensation no matter where their music is heard. 

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Music Artists Around the Globe Unite to Defend Artists' Rights
Posted on 5/17/17

The musicFIRST Coalition today applauded the endorsement of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act by the International Artists Organization for Music (IAO), a non-profit association advocating for the protection of artists’ intellectual property and the fair value of their work across the globe. 

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Congress Shows Music Creators Some Love
Posted on 4/27/17

We don’t see a lot of bipartisanship coming out of Washington, D.C. these days, but when it does happen, we know it’s because an issue truly matters. Over the past two weeks, members from both parties have come together to show their support for music creators and the hard work that they do.

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RT @RIAA: BREAKING: New blog from our CEO on @Medium: Five Stubborn Truths About YouTube and the Value Gap https://t.co/m6u3QjuE8b
As @Forbes asks who doesn’t pay for music, remember #BigRadio refuses to compensate music creators for their work: https://t.co/DWg6x5mHgf
.@RollingStone highlights how streaming services like Spotify are leading the way in artist discovery https://t.co/eG9l1JpBNh
The #FairPlayFairPay Act protects local radio stations and ensures megacorps like iheart & CBS pay music creators 4 using their work
Festival season is almost over 😞 What was the best live music you’ve seen this summer?
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