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Statement on House Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance the American Music Fairness Act

07 December 2022

The committee’s vote to advance the bill is a momentous victory for artists and music creators.

Washington, DC, December 7, 2022 — In response to the House Judiciary Committee’s vote to favorably advance the American Music Fairness Act, Congressman Joe Crowley, Chairman of the musicFIRST Coalition, issued the following statement:

“This is a momentous day for so many artists and music creators across this country. The House Judiciary Committee’s vote in favor of the American Music Fairness Act doesn’t just advance an important piece of legislation. It also sends a powerful message to artists everywhere that they are respected, that their work has value, and that their commitment to making the soundtrack of our lives is appreciated — not only by those who listen to their songs, but also by those who sit in positions of power in our nation’s capital. I want to thank Chairman Nadler and the members of the committee for their thoughtful consideration of the issues, and for making this moment possible.

To be clear, this fight is far from over. We still have further to go before this important bill can be passed into law and improve the lives of artists across this country, and we know that Big Radio corporations will continue to oppose us every step of the way. We will keep fighting for music fairness in the weeks ahead, but this is a crucial step toward our goal, and that deserves to be recognized and celebrated.”


About musicFIRST
musicFIRST works to ensure music creators get fair pay for their work on all platforms and wherever and however it is played. We rally the people and organizations who make and love music to end the broken status quo that allows AM/FM to use any song ever recorded without paying its performers a dime. And to stand up for fair pay on digital radio — and whatever comes next.

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