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Dear [your MP],
I am a member of [the Musicians’ Union / The Ivors Academy] and a [musician/songwriter/composer].
I am writing to say how pleased I am to see the recommendations made by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report on music streaming. To hear the Select Committee say that music streaming needs a “complete reset” is very welcome news for songwriters, composers and performers.
For too long, record labels, streaming platforms and other internet giants have exploited musicians and songwriters without rewarding them fairly. We must put the value of music back where it belongs – in the hands of music makers.
[Use this space to share your experiences, and what fixing streaming would mean to you. You could talk about how much you put in to what you do, what you make from streaming, and the difference fair pay from streaming would make]
As my MP, please will you use your position to influence the Government to adopt the recommendations made by the DCMS Select Committee in their music streaming inquiry report?
- Legislating so that performers enjoy the right to equitable remuneration for streaming income; and
- Referring streaming to the Competition and Markets Authority, to undertake a full market study into the economic impact of the major music groups’ dominance.
[Your name and profession]