The Copyright Society of the South to host Congressman Doug Collins, Sponsor of The Songwriter Equity Act

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday, March 19 the Copyright Society of the South, in conjunction with the Association of Independent Music Publishers, will host Doug Collins (R-Georgia), sponsor of The Songwriter Equity Act. The Congressman’s bill will allow a “rate court” to consider other royalty rates as evidence when establishing digital performance rates for songwriters and composers. It would also adapt a fair rate standard for mechanical reproduction. It is widely believed that this bill is an important first step toward modernizing the music licensing system. The program will start promptly at 2 pm with songwriters in the round , followed by Representative Collins’ remarks.  A reception will be held from 3:30 to 4 pm with refreshments provided by ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.

To learn more please visit:
http://www.ascap.com/playback/2014/02/action/songwriter-equity-act.aspx

Further resources:
Copyright Legislation: http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/
Congressman Doug Collins: http://dougcollins.house.gov/

 

 

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