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 Music helps shape our world and our culture, but our outdated laws fail to ensure that music creators are compensated fairly.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 the 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
National TreatmentMusic creators deserve equal treatment when it comes to royalties, regardless of their nationality. In the US, all music creators are entitled to receive the same types of royalties, no matter where they live. That should be true in every country around the world. Learn More
THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLE
The Ask Musicians for Music Act of 2019 (AMFM) has been introduced in the House and the Senate to help restore property rights for music creators.
Support the AMFM Act
We can help extend the same property rights that we all enjoy and that have been central to our democracy since the birth of our nation, to the artists who create the music we all love to listen to.Support