MUSICIANS DESERVE THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE HOW THEIR WORK IS USED
You can’t always get what you want…unless of course you’re part of the Big Radio conglomerates that now own and/or operate most of America's radio stations.
Under our current laws, terrestrial AM/FM broadcasters can play a music creators’ work whenever they want. They don’t need to compensate the artists or even ask permission to use their work.
For the rest of us, if we invent, build, create, draw or write something, it’s ours. We get to decide how it’s used and by whom.
For music creators, the same rights don’t apply.
Streaming platforms, satellite radio, and radio broadcasters throughout the developed world accept and acknowledge the property rights of music creators. It’s time for Big Radio to do the same.
The 117th Congress has a chance to fix this by passing bipartisan legislation to help ensure the same property rights that we all enjoy, that have been central to our democracy since the birth of our nation, extend to the artists who create the music we all love to listen to.