The news was picked up by The Sunday Times, Guardian, BBC News, Belfast Telegraph, and CNBC – with more coverage in Billboard, The Trichordist, Uncut and NME.
Together we can fix streaming and keep music alive
The seventy-eight artists added their names to a letter to Boris Johnson calling for three measures to fix streaming and keep music alive.
It brings the total number of signatories to the letter to 234. Earlier signatories to the letter include Annie Lennox, Sir Paul McCartney, Kate Bush, Joan Armatrading, Kano, Paloma Faith, Jimmy Page, Melanie C, Beverley Knight, Boy George and more.
That’s in addition to almost ten thousand of you who have signed the petition to fix streaming and keep music alive.
Let down by law that hasn’t kept pace with technology
In an unprecedented show of solidarity, the great and the good of UK music have united to call for three things that would fix streaming:
- Change two words in the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act to modernise the law so that today’s performers receive a fair share of streaming revenue, just like they enjoy in radio
- Make an immediate government referral to the Competition and Markets Authority as the first step to addressing the extraordinary power wielded by multinational corporations at the expense of songwriters
- Put in place a regulator to ensure the lawful and fair treatment of all music makers by the industry.
Add your voice to the call. Sign the petition to fix streaming and put the value of music back where it belongs – in your hands.