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Victory for music creators over frozen mechanical royalties

Our colleagues in the U.S. reported yesterday that the country’s Copyright Royalty Board has rejected the proposal to freeze mechanical and download royalty rates made by corporate giants in the record and music publishing industry. These groups had argued that…
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FTMI statement on Ukraine invasion

Fair Trade Music International has joined the global creator community to condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This unjustified and brutal act of aggression is an assault on the lives, rights and freedoms of the…
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UK based #FixStreaming campaign gathers momentum

In the UK, the Musicians Union and Ivors Academy are continuing work on their joint campaign to address what it sees as fundamental inequalities in the music streaming economy. Following the launch of a petition that attracted more than 17,000…
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British songwriters call for equitable streaming deals

Songwriters in the UK have launched a new campaign this week that calls for a more equitable revenue split of streaming royalties. The “Keep Music Alive” campaign urges changes to the music industry to protect artists at risk of ruin…
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Your Music, Your Future

A new campaign targeting the fair remuneration of composers has recently launched. Operating under the banner “Your Music, Your Future”, the campaign is dedicated to educating composers and creators about their options when it comes to compensation. A new website…
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