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 @thewyldz: #ConfuciusSay \w/_ http://t.co/7QBEjMQ5XX
RT @JonathanTaplin: My reply to @stevenbjohnson braindead NYT piece. https://t.co/BtmUoboETf
The NY Times Changes It's Tune on Artists Rights | Guest Post by Marc Ribot http://t.co/4l8pO8WtPr via @thetrichordist
For Music Creators, It’s Apocalypse Now https://t.co/hKH6tnYmAU
MIC Coalition: “We’re just a poor coalition whose intentions are good, ” — @musicFIRST https://t.co/jLH2Utd2Ao
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