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How can composers oppose buyouts? Our campaign one year on

One year on from launching our #ComposersAgainstBuyouts campaign, we take a look at what’s needed to tackle the problems surrounding buyouts.

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Demands by Moonbug Entertainment that composers hand over performing rights royalties condemned by The Ivors Academy and MU

The Ivors Academy and Musicians’ Union - who represent tens of thousands of musicians, songwriters and composers in the UK – have condemned the use of a ‘letter of direction’ by Moonbug Entertainment to force composers to assign the company all revenues from performing rights royalties when signing a contract with them.

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Give your views on streaming to the Competition & Markets Authority

The CMA have launched a study into the music streaming market and want to hear from you by 17th February.

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Fix Streaming and Composers Against Buyouts: tackling streaming royalties on an international scale

It is fair to say that the Fix Streaming campaign, run jointly by the Musicians’ Union and The Ivors Academy, and Tom Gray's Broken Record have had far greater impact in a short period of time than we thought possible when we embarked on this journey.

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Songwriters behind hits for Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Shakira join campaign for fair pay

Over 2,000 writers including Autumn Rowe, Jimmy Napes and Steve Mac sign open letter.

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British music legends call on the PM to put the value of music back “in the hands of music makers”

Extraordinary roll call of music’s great and good call on the Prime Minister to reform music industry by fixing streaming.

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Composers Against Buyouts campaign launches to protect media writers’ earnings and rights

Campaign launches with backing from Bond composer David Arnold and Emmy Nominated composer Hannah Peel.

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Fair Commissioning For Screen Manifesto

The Ivors Academy and Musicians' Union have produced this Manifesto for the Composers Against Buyouts campaign.

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