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#StandWithSongwriters Petition

by ASCAP category: Cause

“Songwriters deserve fair pay for their work. Ask Pandora's new CEO Brian McAndrews to #StandWithSongwriters today! http://thndr.it/1diTI44

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Ends Sep 30, 1:00 PM EDT

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This campaign ended on September 30 at 1PM

#StandWithSongwriters Petition

The rights of songwriters are under attack. Pandora Media Inc., which controls 70% of the US streaming market, has launched an aggressive campaign to pay songwriters and composers less than a fair market share for their work – even as the company’s revenue and listener base has soared.

As songwriters and composers, we value the opportunities Pandora and other music streaming companies create for our music to reach new audiences. In return, we want Pandora to value our contribution to your business.

Right now, a song that is streamed on Pandora 1,000 times, earns the songwriter only 8 cents on average. And yet, Pandora is going to great lengths – even taking songwriters to court – to pay us even less.

Music drives Pandora’s business. If the company’s revenues keep getting larger, why should the rate it pays songwriters keep getting smaller?

Songwriters are not the enemy. Instead of fighting to pay music creators less than a fair market rate, join us in an effort to construct fair music licenses that allow songwriters and composers to thrive alongside the businesses that revolve around our music.

Songwriters deserve fair pay. If you agree, commit a tweet and help send this message to incoming Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews.

  • Thanks for Supporting Our Thunderclap!

    September 30, 2013
    Thanks for supporting our #StandWithSongwriters Thunderclap to tell Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews that songwriters and composers deserve fair payment. Nearly 2,800 of you, including songwriters like Jared Leto and Savan Kotecha, donated a tweet, Facebook or Tumblr post to our cause, giving us a social reach of over 5.3 million! If you haven't already done so, please head to www.ascap.com/pandorapetition and sign our petition now!
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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP’s mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world’s best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business – from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With over 470,000 members representing more than 8.5 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. www.ascap.com

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