“Songwriter Equity Act” introduced in Congress


U.S. CongressTwo Congressmen introduced legislation 2/25 which looks to make sure that the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) also considers fair market value when setting songwriter mechanical royalty rates for digital services. NAB responded. The legislation, the “Songwriter Equity Act,” from Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) and Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), aims to update provisions in the Copyright Act to help songwriters, composers and publishers to receive fair compensation for the use of their intellectual property. Both Jeffries and Collins are members of the House Committee on the Judiciary.

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