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 7/20/15

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 7/14/15

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 6/4/15

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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SiriusXM Admits Its Business Has Changed – And So Should Its Below Market Royalties
Posted on 6/3/15

About a month ago we wrote in Billboard about SiriusXM's strong financial position and the outrage of its special "grandfathered" below market royalty standard. SiriusXM is one of the most profitable radio companies in the world – yet it has a special Congressionally granted exemption from the fair market value royalty standards that its digital competitor must pay?

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RT @SoundExchange: Musicians matter & their #music should be protected. Join #SoundExchange+@musicFIRST in supporting #FairPlayFairPay–http://t.co/fhNLTRDM0G
.@mic4music This is transparent: your anti-artist Coalition is a massive error. http://t.co/hclaSV1pXI
The "I" in Google's MIC Coalition stands for "Innovation." But Google can't run a basic website? http://t.co/mKqBA8kD5l @mic4music
I don't know. Maybe the MIC Coalition (@mic4music) doesn't pay its hosting fees like it doesn't pay artists. http://t.co/mKqBA832dN
Hey @mic4music Did everyone in the anti-artist MIC Coalition #DropTheMIC ? Or just your webmaster? http://t.co/mKqBA832dN
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