As some of the nation’s smallest of small businesses, music creators need your support. Artists, songwriters, and producers help advance our culture, drive our economy, and unite communities together through their talent and creativity. This Congress, I urge you to stand up for all music makers and ensure a brighter future for America’s creative economy.
Please pass the Help Independent Tracks Succeed (HITS) Act (S. 752) a bipartisan and bicameral bill with widespread support. The HITS Act is a simple, low-cost, and non-controversial tax incentive to help independent music creators and recording studios around the country produce new music.
I also urge you to support a performance right for sound recordings on AM/FM radio. The Senate must consider a bipartisan bill like the American Music Fairness Act (H.R. 4130) that would end the century long injustice that has denied any compensation to artists and producers while billion-dollar radio conglomerates exploit their work.
Please also protect American songwriters and composers, who are among the most regulated professions in the world and remain subjected to government set royalty rates. Congress should help ensure that all songwriters have the right to fair market compensation.
Now, more than ever, music creators need your support. Please help ensure all music makers can continue to create and perform in communities across America.
|HOW TO PARTICIPATE|
|1) Contact Congress|
Urge your members of Congress to support music creators using the ready-to-send email templates on the Recording Academy Music Advocacy Action page.
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|We hope you join with thousands of your peers to advocate for the many songwriters, musicians, artists, producers, engineers, and more that depend on this critical legislation.|
Advocacy & Public Policy Team