ASCAP: Creators Urge Congress to Reform Music Licensing on ASCAP “Stand With Songwriters” Advocacy Day in DC

On May 18th, some of the country’s top songwriters and composers advocated for important reforms to outdated federal music licensing laws and regulations as part of ASCAP’s “Stand with Songwriters” Advocacy Day in Washington, DC.

In their meetings on Capitol Hill, ASCAP members discussed the challenges facing songwriters in the digital music age and urged policymakers to update the WWII-era federal laws that regulate how songwriters license their works.

They brought several “#StandWithSongwriters petition guitars” signed by a sampling of ASCAP’s more than 575,000 songwriter, composer and music publisher members, including: Erica Campbell, Pat Benatar, LaShawn Daniels, James Fauntleroy, Nate Ruess of fun., OMI and Adam Schlesinger.

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