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One year on from launching our #ComposersAgainstBuyouts campaign, we take a look at what’s needed to tackle the problems surrounding buyouts.
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.
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.
Extraordinary roll call of music’s great and good call on the Prime Minister to reform music industry by fixing streaming.