Recording artists are not paid for the use of their recordings on radio. Artists receive a radio performance right in almost every other country except Iran, North Korea, China, Rwanda and the United States.
The bipartisan Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015 will remedy this problem and ensure artists are fairly paid when their songs are played on the radio and across all platforms. Artists and allies are lining up to support this effort to make sure the legislation is passed, and will gather at 5 p.m. Friday, July 31, at The Whisky A Go Go on Sunset Blvd. to sign the statement of support. The event will be hosted by SAG-AFTRA and musicFIRST.
Industry insiders are encouraged to attend in support of pro-artist music reforms alongside peers, colleagues and friends and add their name to the hundreds of artists and music creators who have already signed the Fair Play Fair Pay Artist Statement. Rally/reception to be followed by concert.
This rally follows the official announcement of the legislation on April 13 at SAG-AFTRA’s national New York office, attended by more than two dozen SAG-AFTRA recording artists, including Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Ray Parker Jr., Rosanne Cash and Martha Reeves.
Those attending include L.A. Guns, Ashes of Eagles, Atomicshift, The Wyldz, Takin’ Namez, Mr. White and VuDu Fly. Guest list currently in formation.
Parking is not provided for this event. Suggested parking is in the back lot behind the Whisky, estimated $10.
To book talent and to RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more on #FairPlayFairPay, visit musicfirstcoalition.org.