Support the Protect Working Musicians Act
Massive online music platforms have a disproportionate amount of power, and artists - especially small and independent creators - are forced to accept the licensing terms offered by the platforms. The Protect Working Musicians Act would allow independent artists to collectively negotiate with platforms, demanding fair compensation for their work.
Tell your representatives to support the Protect Working Musicians Act!
“Through the pandemic, streaming services became even more indispensible, allowing us to enjoy the music we love, even when live performances were shut down. But with the exponentially increasing market power of a few tech platforms, the voices of independent musicians are getting harder to hear. By empowering a more diverse chorus of voices to negotiate fair terms and rates for their music, the Protecting Working Musicians Act recognizes the fundamental value of music and gives working artists a fair shot.” - Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL)