One of the remarkable things about the fight that music makers and music lovers are waging (and waging together) is that it’s a fight that knows no allegiance to political party. Courageous Republicans and Democrats are standing together for once on these issues––just as we Americans hope and urge them to, on so many issues––and, they’re doing so to improve the current landscape for American music makers.
Congressman Jerry Nadler‘s leadership and courage on behalf of American music makers is unmatched in Congress. He was the first member of Congress I was ever invited to meet with. He was the first Representative to stand with #IRespectMusic. He’s co-authored (with Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn) the #FairPlayFairPayAct to ensure that music makers get paid fairly for radio play.
He’s also co-sponsored (with numerous Republicans) the #SongwriterEquityAct to ensure that songwriters receive royalties that reflect the fair market value of their intellectual property. This Tuesday June 28th, Rep. Nadler has an important primary, and as a proud constituent who lives in the 10th District of New York, I’m voting for him. I’m casting my vote for courage.
I’m casting my vote for music. I’m casting my vote for respect. Decisions are made by those who show up. And I’m going to. Courage deserves support. #IRespectMusic