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Songwriter Equity Act Supported in Washington

The Songwriter Equity Act was recently introduced by Congressman Doug Collins; the Act updates the Copyright Act to allow for a “rate court” to consider other royalty rates as evidence when evaluating digital performance rates, and also addresses a fair rate standard for mechanical licenses. The act is supported by ASCAP, The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), BMI, NARAS, and SESAC. Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler also made an appearance at a lobbying event for the act, which was attended by a number of congressmen.

Full text for the Songwriter Equity Act of 2014 is here.

More about Tyler’s appearance here.

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