SoundExchange Strongly Supports Congress Reintroduction Of The American Music Fairness Act
by Jeff McKay
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SOUNDEXCHANGE hailed the SENATE and HOUSE reintroduction of the American Music Fairness Act as a “monumental step toward achieving respect and equity for music creators.” The bill was re-introduced in the HOUSE by Rep. JERRY NADLER (D-NY) and DARRELL ISSA (R-CA) and in the SENATE by Sens. ALEX PADILLA (D-CA) and MARSHA BLACKBURN (R-TN), with Sens. DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA) and THOM TILLIS (R-NC) and Reps. TOM MCCLINTOCK (R-CA) and TED LIEU (D-CA) added as co-sponsors.
The bill would impose a performance royalty on AM and FM broadcasters.
SOUNDEXCHANGE Pres./CEO MICHAEL HUPPE said, “Music creators have been forced to give away their work for far too long. It is time for CONGRESS to demonstrate that they stand behind the hard-working Americans that provide the music we all love by finally passing the American Music Fairness Act. This bill has the broad support of artists, labels, small broadcasters, unions, and others because it strikes a fair balance by respecting creators for their work and protecting truly local broadcasters. No more excuses, no more waiting in line for their turn. Music creators demand the economic justice AMFA provides.”