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The Recording Academy Responds, In Four Languages, to Introduction of Radio’s Non-Binding Resolution

January 25, 2017 -- 9:16 am

 In response to the introduction of the National Association of Broadcasters’ nonbinding resolution, The Recording Academy released a guide on how members of Congress can talk to the broadcasters’ lobby about creation of a performance right on radio.

Recording Academy Top Advocacy Wins for 2016

December 27, 2016 -- 7:35 am

2016 was a year of tremendous success for The Recording Academy’s Advocacy efforts.  Here are some of the things the Academy and its members accomplished together.

Five Ways To Stand Up For Music Creators Rights

September 08, 2016 -- 1:27 pm

The relationship between music creators and their fans is a special one, no doubt, and true fans like you want to do what they can to show their support. Here’s a short list of the things you can do to help right now. And while many of them are things you are already doing, we’ve added a couple of suggestions that you might not have thought of.

Summer Travel Tips For Flying With Instruments

June 27, 2016 -- 7:03 am

It's summer! For musicians, that means warmer weather and time for summer music festivals, family vacations, and other opportunities to travel and bring your instrument along for the ride. If you've booked a flight on a commercial airline to your destination, now's the time to refamiliarize yourself with the federal rules for flying with a musical instrument.

Music Makers To Congress: We Are Family

June 09, 2016 -- 1:00 pm

Last month, 200 music creators gathered outside The Capitol for a song and demonstration asking for fair pay. 

It's Time To Upgrade "Notice And Takedown"

April 08, 2016 -- 10:00 am

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act's notice and takedown process needs a takedown of its own. At least until it can undergo an upgrade. 

The Penny Paradox

March 16, 2016 -- 7:30 am

“Isn’t a song worth more than a penny?” 

This is the question I posed to the nearly 27 million viewers of the 58th Annual  GRAMMYs on Feb. 15 as I spoke about the rate at which music creators are compensated by streaming services and other digital distribution platforms.


The GRAMMY Fund For Music Creators: The Newest Tool In The Academy’s Advocacy Arsenal

February 02, 2016 -- 7:24 am

These days, advocacy work is nearly as central to The Recording Academy’s membership as the creation and promotion of music.

Evan Bogart: Consent Decree Changes Could Stifle Collaboration

January 14, 2016 -- 1:00 pm

The DOJ is reviewing the consent decrees it previously established with ASCAP and BMI. The formal agreements bind the operations of the two largest PROs because of each one's significant market share. We hope this process will result in improvements in the licensing process.  ASCAPBMI and The Recording Academy have all filed comments with important suggestions.

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