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“Stop short-changing songwriters”

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) stand up for songwriters & composers in an Op-Ed from The Hill!
op-ed_thehillEvery 1,000 plays of a song on Pandora is only worth about 8 cents to songwriters and composers! However, Pandora is only one company and we need to make efforts to update our nation’s copyright laws!

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“Pandora Needs to Do Right By Artists ” – More Support!

More support for fair treatment of artists! Check out this article from the Huffington Post by Blake Morgan, “Pandora Needs to Do Right By Artists”.

“Not long ago, a high-powered entertainment lawyer called to ask if he could meet with me. He said he had some big ideas that would help my recording career, and my label. I thanked him and explained that I had a lawyer I liked, a label I loved and that I was quite happy. He was eager and insisted I would find it valuable. So I decided to grab some coffee with him.

It turned out he did have ideas. Unfortunately, each one was either something my label and I were already doing, had already tried, or had thought of but wouldn’t want to do. After 10 minutes or so he got frustrated and said, “Okay, I can see now that for someone like you, it can’t just be any kind of help. It’s got to be the right kind.” I replied, “Well, yes — that’s what help is.”

If it isn’t the right kind of help, then it isn’t helping.”

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Pandora EXPLOITS Artists!

Support songwriters everywhere and spread the word about Pandora’s latest move to EXPLOIT the artists who create the music you love!!

The popular music service recently bought an FM radio station in a bid to further undercut songwriters! Currently they pay songwriters $0.00008 per song play!

“Pandora recently purchased radio station KXMZ-FM in Rapid City, South Dakota, in a bid to lower the licensing fees it pays songwriters and composers for public performances of their work. Pandora says this will help music creators and listeners, but the facts tell a much different story.”

For the full article, read about it on ASCAP.com‘s website – support your songwriters everywhere and make your voice heard!

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