Fairness Rocks News Anonymous Songwriters Group Calls for Artists to Stop Demanding Royalties for Songs They Didn’t Write


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Anonymous Songwriters Group Calls for Artists to Stop Demanding Royalties for Songs They Didn’t Write

UPDATED: As the music-publishing market continues to heat up to unprecedented levels, songwriter groups have begun speaking out for more equitable treatment. On the heels of a “Pay Songwriters” petition launched in the U.K. last week calling for greater compensation for songwriters comes a social media post from an anonymous group calling itself “The Pact” calling for artists to stop demanding credit and publishing royalties on songs they did not write — a practice that likely dates back to the earliest days of copyright and has been particularly rife in the music industry.

Read More: https://variety.com/2021/music/news/songwriters-group-artists-stop-taking-royalties-pact-1234939379/