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Florida Songwriters Association Showcase!

Florida Songwriters Association is excited to announce the launch of our new venture, the Florida Songwriters Association Showcase! You will have the opportunity to view our artists via streaming on the Studio Live USA stage each and every month. The live streaming event will be accessed via private invitation by A&R representatives, booking agents, managers, promoters, music supervisors and industry professionals. The invitation …

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Songwriters, Self-Employed Music Workers Eligible for Relief in Federal Stimulus Bill

Songwriters, along with other “gig economy” workers in the music industry ranging from producers to roadies, will be eligible for grants and loans under the $2 trillion stimulus bill passed by the Senate in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the advocacy organizations Songwriters of North America and Nashville Songwriters Association International announced today. (The House is expected to confirm a …

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Pop radio in decline, streaming on the rise: How the coronavirus is changing what we listen to

As the coronavirus pandemic forces millions to work from home, commutes have disappeared. With them, the drive-time pop music and talk radio habits of many Americans have changed dramatically. Instead of listening in the car, people are calling on digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri to fire up some music while they cook. That’s not only affecting the types of audio services …

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Why is Senator Wyden the Only Obstacle Standing Between America’s Creators and Justice?

America’s creators are frustrated. They’ve reached their boiling points. For years, they’ve pushed for a copyright small claims process that would grant them access to justice in a system that, today, is simply unaffordable and inaccessible. When we think of issues involving access to justice, in many cases copyright and intellectual property more broadly do not immediately come to mind. …

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