Music streaming is fundamentally unfair and needs reform. We are campaigning to Fix Streaming but at the same time, highly acclaimed songwriters are struggling to pay the rent while labels enjoy record revenues from streaming.
“Pay songwriters for our minds and our time.”
WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN
There are quick and easy steps that record labels can take now, to make a real difference to songwriters.
We are calling on labels to:
Pay writers a minimum daily allowance of £75 / $120 to each songwriter working with an artist to cover expenses. The allowance would be non-recoupable from the artist share.
Give writers at least four points on the master from the label share. These points should be on net revenue and shared amongst the non-performing songwriters on a record.
Find out more about the #PaySongwriters campaign.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
- Sign the #PaySongwriters letter
- Support on social media using #PaySongwriters
“If earnings for songwriters continue to diminish as they are, we will reach a point where it will be impossible for any emerging writers to make a living.”
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