End unfair practices, update old laws
WE VALUE MUSIC IN OUR LIVES. LET’S VALUE THE PEOPLE WHO CREATE IT.
Music creators work incredibly hard to make the sound recordings we all know and love. Music helps shape our world and our culture, but our outdated laws fail to ensure that music creators are compensated fairly. Different platforms are treated differently under the law. The least innovative technologies are being propped up by inexplicable government subsidies. And the largest, most popular music platforms in the world are capitalizing on antiquated laws to ensure they can generate revenue by selling ads while paying artists literally fractions of a penny for their work.
Fairness is a principle at the core of our American values. We have to restore fairness to music and ensure that those who create the sound recordings that change our lives are compensated fairly, especially since others are already profiting from their hard work.
YouTube and other platforms are cheating music creators out of fair compensation.Google’s YouTube is the most popular music service in world, far bigger than Spotify, Apple or Pandora. Yet YouTube exploits loopholes and an old law shielding them from fairly compensating music creators. LEARN MORE
Protect Local Radio
Big broadcasters are trying to take over more local radio stations.Continued consolidation poses a real threat to competition, localism and diversity in the radio industry. Big broadcasters are lobbying the Trump administration to loosen the Local Radio Station Ownership Caps and if they do, local stations will be swallowed up or crowded out by large broadcasters that already have too much control over what listeners hear on the radio in local communities across the country. LEARN MORE
THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE
Under the misnomer of the “Local Radio Freedom Act,” (LRFA) radio broadcasters are using their influence in Washington to preserve the subsidy that ensures they don’t have to play by the same rules as other music platforms.
Oppose the LRFA
The U.S. shouldn’t be in the business of protecting “Big Radio” at the expense of music creators who are simply looking to be paid for their work. It isn’t fair. Congress must say no to Big Radio’s “Local” Radio Freedom Act, and yes to fairly paying music creators.Oppose