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The American Music Fairness Act would ensure performers and rights owners are compensated when their songs are played on terrestrial radio (AM/FM) while exempting truly small, independent stations. And by creating a terrestrial radio performance right here in the U.S., the American Music Fairness Act would also ensure performers are paid when their work is played on the radio overseas.
The U.S. Senate took an important step last week with the bipartisan introduction of the American Music Fairness Act. S. 4932, introduced by Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) would bring more fairness to our industry by ensuring music creators are compensated for the use of their work on AM/FM radio. This bill is the companion legislation to H.R 4130 which was introduced in the House by Representatives Ted Deutch (FL) and Darrell Issa (CA) last year.
Your voice is critical to building support for this legislation in Congress. We need all music creators to take action and urge their representatives in Congress to support the American Music Fairness Act.
When we speak with a loud, unified voice, Congress listens. That’s why we’re asking you to take action now.
Click HERE to encourage your representatives to support this important legislation.