Allocation for Music Producers

The Allocation for Music Producers (AMP) Act

L-R: Daryl Friedman, Maureen Droney, Neil Portnow, Michael Huppe, and Nile Rodgers at the 8th Annual P&E Wing Celebration, 57th GRAMMY® Awards, 2015. Photo courtesy of National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences.

SoundExchange believes that everyone involved in the creative process that brings music to life should receive fair compensation for their work, creativity and investment. We have a long-standing practice of honoring an artist ‘letter of direction’ to provide compensation to producers who helped them during the creative process. The AMP Act, originally introduced in March 2015 by U.S. Representatives Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Tom Rooney (R-FL), was reintroduced in February 2017 and would codify this SoundExchange practice into law. Provisions from the AMP Act (H.R.881) are included in the Fair Play Fair Pay Act (H.R.1836).

For more information on the legislation, please click here to read SoundExchange’s one pager.