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Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel on Introduction of the PROMOTE Act in the U.S. House of Representatives
Posted on 4/6/17

"While the platforms available to U.S. music fans are more innovative and diverse than ever, America’s copyright system is struggling to keep up. Music creators rightly expect to be fairly compensated for their work, regardless of whether their songs are played on satellite radio services like Sirius XM, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube or AM/FM radio. Unfortunately, this is not always the case."

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Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel Lauding Introduction of Fair Play Fair Pay Act
Posted on 3/30/17

musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel issued the following statement on today’s introduction by Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-New York), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), John Conyers (D-Michigan), Darrell Issa (R-California), Ted Deutch (D-Florida), and Tom Rooney (R-Florida) of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act

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Big Radio Descends on Capitol Hill
Posted on 3/1/17

Big Radio leaders are descending on Capitol Hill this week with one goal – to protect their massive government subsidy for FM radio.

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Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel Marking Pre-72 Anniversary
Posted on 2/15/17

Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2017) – musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel issued the following statement today, which marks 44 years of antiquated copyright laws:

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“Under US copyright law a variety of issues prevent the UK (& international) music industry from benefiting from the use of music”—@UK_Music
@RepKarenBass supports fair compensation for use of music artists’ creative property. Thank you from CA music creators #FairPlayFairPay
@UK_Music wants the British gov’t to consider music royalty deficiencies when negotiating a trade deal w/the U.S. https://t.co/RjH2JkKWhI
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