July 5, 2019, Washington DC: The United States Copyright Office (USCO) today designated the industry-consensus Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) as the new entity tasked with licensing and administering rights under the Music Modernization Act (MMA).Read More
Preeminent entertainment attorney, and SONA’s not so secret weapon, Dina LaPolt took the annual MIDEM conference by storm this week with her keynote speech.Read More
SONA Executive Director Michelle Lewis talks about the renewed controversy over the ownership of songs on the NBC new show.Read More
Speakers David Israelite, Michelle Lewis, and Ross Golan unpack recent appeal to rate increase for songwriters and publishers.Read More
SONA argues why its industry consensus coalition should be chosen to form the mechanical licensing collective (MLC) created by the Music Modernization Act.Read More
Article by the Wall Street JournalRead More
Acknowledging & thanking those standing shoulder-to-shoulder with SONA!Read More
by Shelley Peiken (multi-platinum Grammy nominated songwriter who is best known for my #1 hits "What a Girl Wants" and "Come On Over Baby")Read More
As cynical as we can all get about politics, it has been inspiring to see the bipartisan efforts and support this bill has created.Read More
Billboard Feature of Steering Committee member Adam Gorgoni’s OP ED on the MMARead More
Update by Michelle Lewis of the SONA Steering CommitteeRead More
As Mocean Worker, Dorn has also contributed music to numerous films and television shows over the years, including the end theme to AMC’s Better Call Saul and the Emmy nominated/NAACP Award- winning score for the documentary Richard Pryor — Omit the Logic.Read More
IF THAT WAS YOU, SANTA—WE SONGWRITERS THANK YOU!Read More
Spotify claims that they can’t pay us because they don’t know who to pay. Sounds like BS. But apparently, there’s some truth to it.
Well, not exactly who to pay, but what percentage of a song goes to Jane and what percentage goes to Joe. And very often there's also a Tania a Louie and a Mike.Read More
Jack Kugell has been one of Sony Music Publishing's most versatile songwriter/producers for the last 23 years: his work spans the Pop, R&B and Country arenas - to name a few.
His work has sold a combined total of 19 million units, and counting. He has worked with artists from all over the world, reaching number one more than a dozen times in many different countries.Read More
If you were a pre digital songwriter you’ve been navigating a whole new terrain.
If you’re still operating under Old Rules (as I catch myself doing on many occasion), you may be wondering why the plumbing isn’t working the way it used to.Read More
We writers are not looking for sympathy. We choose the artistic life and we embrace it. And we know we’re not alone in facing job dislocation caused by technological change.
But here’s the last crucial point: we don’t make typewriters or cassette players. There is still massive demand for our product.Read More