MUSICIANS DESERVE THE RIGHT TO DETERMINE HOW THEIR WORK IS USED
You can’t always get what you want…unless of course you’re an American radio broadcaster.
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 American terrestrial radio do the same.
Congress has a chance to fix this by passing H.R. 5219 and S. 2932 - the Ask Musicians for Music (AM-FM) Act. We can 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.