mission statement

musicFIRST works to ensure music creators get fair pay for their work, on AM/FM and wherever and however it is played. We rally people and organizations who make and love music to end the broken status quo that allows AM/FM to use any song ever recorded without paying its performers a dime.  And to stand up for fair pay on digital radio — and whatever comes next. 

From 45s to CDs to the web and then the cloud, how we listen may have changed — but why we listen never will.

We value music in our lives.  Let’s value the people who create it.