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Support the Songwriter Equity Act!
Songwriters, composers & music publishers : Even if you are not an ASCAP member (which I’m not, I’m with BMI) you can fill this out and submit to your local reps, it automates everything so you end up only filling out a small number of fields.
Two outdated portions of the US Copyright Act, Section 114(i) and Section 115, currently prevent songwriters and composers from receiving royalties that reflect the fair market value of their intellectual property. This inequity harms America’s songwriters, composers and music publishers in the digital age.
We need the help of all songwriters, composers and music publishers to urge Congress to take an important first step toward modernizing the music licensing system by amending these outdated provisions. The Songwriter Equity Act is a small but important step in the right direction.
Write your rep at http://www.ascap.com/about/legislation/songwriter-equity-act
Please do it now.