Just as music begins with the song, music advocacy begins with the songwriter. Using the Academy’s voice in Washington and statehouses across the country, the Wing enlists its songwriter and composer members to fight to ensure fair compensation for every use.
Academy songwriters and composers have been active in Washington, making their case directly to Congressional leaders. See what they’ve been up to in the past – and how you can be part of the future.
Songwriter advocacy led to the passage of the Music Modernization Act. This historic legislation created the Mechanical Licensing Agency (MLC), a new collective that will pay songwriters and publishers digital mechanical royalties. But songwriters and composers must ensure their works are registered. Learn more from GRAMMY-winning songwriter Tayla Parx, MLC CEO Kris Ahrens and the Wing’s Chief Advocate Daryl Friedman in this essential webinar.
Our action site connects you directly to policy-makers to advocate for songwriters and composers. Click below to send a message to Washington now!