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Over 5000 Musicians and Songwriters Back Fix Streaming Petition

Over 5,000 musicians, songwriters and fans have signed the Fix Streaming petition, after 150 artists including Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney and Kate Bush made headlines calling on the Government to act.

Published: 27 April 2021 | 12:08 PM Updated: 28 April 2021 | 4:32 PM
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In the face of huge multinational corporations – major labels and tech companies – it makes sense that the Government steps up on your behalf.

The petition launched at the same time as our letter to the Prime Minister calling on the Government to put the value of music back where it belongs – in your hands.

Over 150 artists signed the letter produced by the MU and The Ivors Academy as part of our Fix Streaming campaign, in partnership with the Broken Record campaign led by MU member Tom Gray.

Add your voice to our collective call. Sign the petition now!

The more signatures we get, the stronger our collective call.

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Headline hits

The Telegraph, Guardian, The Times, BBC News, Rolling Stone, CBS News and more reported on our collective call. Explore some of the highlights on Instagram.

Our three calls for change

In the face of huge multinational corporations – major labels and tech companies – it makes sense that the Government steps up on your behalf.

That’s why we want the UK Government to:

  • Change two words in the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act so that performers receive a fair share of streaming revenue, just like they do with radio
  • Make an immediate government referral to the Competition and Markets Authority to address the extraordinary power wielded by multinational corporations over songwriters
  • Put in place a regulator to ensure the fair and lawful treatment of music makers.

We’re also calling on Boris Johnson to meet urgently with representatives of musicians and songwriters to discuss the current unfair practices and how we can put it right.

Add your voice to the call. Sign the petition now!

Together we can fix streaming and keep music alive. Over the last year, we’ve been campaigning to fix streaming with The Ivors Academy alongside Broken Record. Find out more about the campaign and explore the story so far in our campaign hub.

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