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Tell Senator Wyden to
Stand Up for Artists

By Standing Down on ACCESS

Support the Music Modernization Act
Senator Wyden!

For years, Members of Congress and Senators from both political parties have worked with artists, digital services, labels, songwriters, unions, composers, music publishers and performance rights organizations to craft the Music Modernization Act (MMA). The comprehensive music licensing reform legislation includes the CLASSICS Act, which would finally close a loophole in U.S. law that has denied fair compensation to every music creator who recorded their music prior to the arbitrary date of February 15, 1972.

When this legislation was considered in the U.S. House of Representatives in April, the MMA passed unanimously. Identical legislation before the U.S. Senate (S. 2823) is supported by 30 U.S. Senators from both political parties.

But now, one U.S. Senator — Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) — is threatening to undermine years of work and progress on the pre-1972 issue. Rather than siding with music creators in support of the CLASSICS provision to fix the pre-1972 injustice, Senator Wyden is choosing to cut years of retirement security for music creators through his ACCESS to Recordings Act (S. 2933).

Senator Wyden is trying to stop the MMA in its tracks in the U.S. Senate. We can’t let him. Oregonians need to tell Senator Wyden to stand up for artists by supporting the MMA (S. 2823) and to stand down on his efforts to kill the bill through the ACCESS to Recordings Act (S. 2933).

Please use the Contact Congress form on this page to send Senator Wyden a letter stating your opposition to his flawed approach. Your name will be added to this petition which will be delivered to his office on behalf of music creators, copyright holders and the fans who support fair pay and compensation protections for pre-1972 music creators.

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