Advocacy

SoundExchange defends the rights of music creators to ensure nothing comes between you and the money you’ve earned. In Congress, the Executive branch, and the courts, SoundExchange is working to ensure that all music creators get paid fairly for their work.

SoundExchange’s advocacy efforts focus on protecting the creators of sound recordings—the recording artists who perform them and the rights owners who invest in them—and preserving the value of music. In recent years we helped secure compensation for legacy artists, royalty rate parody across all digital platforms, and equal treatment for U.S. artists abroad.

Despite these wins, we still have plenty of unfinished business. Right now, we are working in Congress to close the FM radio loophole that allows radio broadcasters to use your work without consent or compensation.

SoundExchange cannot do this without your help. Sign up to learn more about our advocacy efforts and how you can get involved.