Music Artists Around the Globe Unite to Defend Artists' Rights
Posted on 5/17/2017

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 4/27/2017

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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Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel on Introduction of the PROMOTE Act in the U.S. House of Representatives
Posted on 4/6/2017

"While the platforms available to U.S. music fans are more innovative and diverse than ever, America’s copyright system is struggling to keep up. Music creators rightly expect to be fairly compensated for their work, regardless of whether their songs are played on satellite radio services like Sirius XM, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube or AM/FM radio. Unfortunately, this is not always the case."

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Statement from musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel Lauding Introduction of Fair Play Fair Pay Act
Posted on 3/30/2017

musicFIRST Executive Director Chris Israel issued the following statement on today’s introduction by Reps. Jerry Nadler (D-New York), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tennessee), John Conyers (D-Michigan), Darrell Issa (R-California), Ted Deutch (D-Florida), and Tom Rooney (R-Florida) of the Fair Play Fair Pay Act

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Big Radio Descends on Capitol Hill
Posted on 3/1/2017

Big Radio leaders are descending on Capitol Hill this week with one goal – to protect their massive government subsidy for FM radio.

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