January 27th 2022 – Yesterday MCNA (Music Creator’s North America), joined it’s member organizations (AWFC) The Alliance for Women Film Composers,(CMC) Council of Music Creators, (SCGC) Screen Composers Guild of Canada, (SCL) The Society of Composers & Lyricists,(S.A.C.) Songwriters Association of Canada and (SGA) The Songwriters Guild of America to submit a response to the (CRB) US Copyright Royalty Board. The letter filed yesterday was in response to a Motion filed earlier in January 2022 by Spotify U.S.A.,Amazon.com and Pandora Media. The music services listed above, claim that ‘the impact of streaming or purchasing activity may be overblown’. To gather FULL details in the letter of response filed-by the independent music creator organizations and individual music creators Rick Carnes (president, SGA) & Ashley Irwin (president, scl) click here.
To read the motion titles DETERMINATION OF ROYALTY RATES AND TERMS FOR MAKINGAND DISTRIBUTING PHONORECORDS (PHONORECORDS IV) filed by the streaming services to the CRB, the document can be downloaded here .
MCNA is an alliance of independent songwriter and composer organizations who advocate for, and educate on behalf of North America’s music creator community. MCNA is a member is a member of the International alliance of songwriter and composer organizations (The International Council of Music Creators (CIAM). CIAM focuses on economic and legal interests, serves as forum for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices and provides practical advice to help musical creators achieve their goals. CIAM’s mission is to serve as the unified global voice of music creators of all repertoires and from all regions of the world.