Fairness Rocks News BMI Asks Concert Industry to Pay Songwriters Their Fair Share (Guest Op-Ed)


Fairness Rocks News BMI Asks Concert Industry to Pay Songwriters Their Fair Share (Guest Op-Ed)

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Author: Mike Steinberg

Date: April 10, 2019

Original Source: Billboard

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BMI Asks Concert Industry to Pay Songwriters Their Fair Share (Guest Op-Ed)

Last September, BMI initiated a rate court proceeding against the nation’s major concert promoters in an effort to secure a more fair and appropriate rate for our songwriters. Our goal is to raise the rate from the mere fraction of a percent promoters are currently paying, to roughly 1 percent of revenue. Not surprisingly, the North American Concert Promoters Association (NACPA) believes this increase is far too large. In a statement to Pollstar(9/26/18), NACPA’s attorney characterized BMI’s proposal as “massive, unprecedented and unjustified.”

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