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Independent songwriter groups meet with BMG music publishing

Representatives of the independent American and global music creator communities led by the Songwriters Guild of America, the Society of Composers & Lyricists, and Music Creators North America met with BMG President Thomas Scherer and his team in Los Angeles…
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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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Eddie Schwartz honoured with SOCAN Cultural Impact Award

We are delighted to announce that long-standing board member and ex-chair of Fair Trade Music International, Eddie Schwartz, has been awarded the 2021 SOCAN Cultural Impact Award for his international influence as a songwriter. His impact as a songwriter on…
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Raye-Zaragoza

Honoring indigenous American music creators and artists

Update from advisory committee member, Charles Sanders: “It was my honor this afternoon to moderate an A2IM Panel that included three of the best young singer songwriters working and writing today: Quinn Christopherson, Raye Zaragoza and Katherine “KP” Paul (Black…
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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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