Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel on Introduction of Pre-72 Legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives
Posted on 7/19/17

Recordings made before the arbitrary date of February 15, 1972, are among the most popular and valuable in the world.  And yet, because of an anomaly in U.S. copyright law, the creators of those sound recordings have had to endure years of litigation simply for the right to be paid, and the litigation continues to this day.  It’s time for Congress to fix this injustice so legacy artists are paid when their music is used by digital radio

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Support Grows for Fair Play Fair Pay Act
Posted on 6/7/17


“On behalf of music creators across the country, we applaud U.S. Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.) and Darren Soto (D-Fla.) for defending artists’ rights for fair compensation no matter where their music is heard. 

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Music Artists Around the Globe Unite to Defend Artists' Rights
Posted on 5/17/17

The musicFIRST Coalition today applauded the endorsement of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act by the International Artists Organization for Music (IAO), a non-profit association advocating for the protection of artists’ intellectual property and the fair value of their work across the globe. 

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Congress Shows Music Creators Some Love
Posted on 4/27/17

We don’t see a lot of bipartisanship coming out of Washington, D.C. these days, but when it does happen, we know it’s because an issue truly matters. Over the past two weeks, members from both parties have come together to show their support for music creators and the hard work that they do.

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The #CLASSICSAct and #FairPlayFairPay Act are important progress for music creators. Thank you @DarrellIssa &… https://t.co/Z4lHdEgR8B
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RT @SoundExchange: Thanks @DarrellIssa & @RepJerryNadler for continuing to support music creators! More: https://t.co/axGM3GSGrK https://t.co/osLtsUF8Gu
The #CLASSICSAct & #FairPlayFairPay Act are huge steps to help ensure that all artists receive fair market value fo… https://t.co/wIUkUP0arQ
Thanks @DarrellIssa, @RepJerryNadler, @MarshaBlackburn, @RepJohnConyers, @RepTedDeutch & @TomRooney #Pre72 #FairPlayFairPay
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