Sent on 2/14/23 to Sir Lucian Grainge, UMG Team, and Music Industry Leaders
We, the songwriters, call for justice and an end to our exploitation! We assert our right to a contract and compensation for our services as independent contractors from record companies and artists. We will no longer remain silent. Enough is enough! Things must change!
Here are our demands:
Session Fee: Non-recoupable payment for the time spent working whether the song is placed or not.
Songwriter Agreement: To specify the deal terms between the songwriter and artist/record label for the song/songs placed.
Songwriter Fee: For the song/songs placed on the artist.
Participation in SoundExchange Royalties.
Please sign and share this petition if you support songwriters making a livable wage.