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The Fair Play Fair Pay Act is More Than Just Performance Rights
Posted on 2/4/2016

Here at musicFIRST, we spend every day working for the Fair Play Fair Pay bill, which would – after decades of struggle – finally create an AM/FM performance right so that musicians and vocalists get paid when Big Radio uses their work. Read More. 

Kicking off 2016
Posted on 1/8/2016

Two weeks into the New Year and 2016 is already shaping up to be a big year for the music industry. Read more

Elton John, REM, Chuck D, Annie Lennox, Imogen Heap, tUnE-yArDs and Thousands of Artists and Fans Around the World Call for Action on the Fair Play Fair Pay Act
Posted on 7/20/2015

During the past week, an online “Music Community Week of Action in Support of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act” organized by musicFIRST Coalition members – along with allied groups, including the Featured Artists Coalition, Content Creators Coalition and Future of Music Coalition – brought artists and fans worldwide together to show their support for U.S. music creators.

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musicFIRST Praises NPR for Leaving the Anti-Artist MIC Coalition
Posted on 7/14/2015

Today, NPR left the anti-artist MIC Coalition. In response, musicFIRST Coalition Executive Director Ted Kalo issued the following statement...

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musicFIRST Statement on Amazon Dropping Out of MIC Coalition
Posted on 6/4/2015

We applaud Amazon for withdrawing from the anti-artist MIC Coalition.  We do not expect Amazon to be the last to question the Coalition’s true agenda. 

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RT @sagaftra: #FairPlayFairPay will better lives of music creators. Let’s make sure Congress passes this important legislation. https://t.co/iFKyf78VIQ
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RT @mountain_goats: and to Maurice White: endless thanks for a lifetime of giving freely of the gift that you were giving and the talent you nurtured.