Washington, D.C. — The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), an artist run nonprofit fighting for a healthy creative economy and fair treatment for all creators in the digital world, has announced that Executive Director Ted Kalo will be stepping down. He will remain on hand to assist in the selection of…


WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 19, 2021) — As states across the country begin to open eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination to all adults, we urge everyone to get vaccinated. Quite simply, vaccinations save lives. Getting your vaccine not only protects you, it also protects people around you who cannot yet get vaccinated, like children and people with certain medical conditions. We’re all in this together.

Vaccinations are our ticket back to the lives we once lived. As artists, that means playing live in-person shows, touring and recording with our peers, and re-connecting directly with fans. Getting back to work. But in order to do so safely, everyone needs to do their part.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided resources to answer any questions you may have and help you get a vaccine.


It goes without saying that the music industry has been particularly decimated over the past 9 months. …


This September, our friends at Americana Music Association did a fantastic job shifting their conference online and we were happy to join them with three different virtual events. You can still access all of the amazing conference content by purchasing passes here.

Rosanne Cash’s “Love and Vigilance”

ARA board member…


While city leaders navigated the pandemic in Nashville this past summer, the recurring theme of tourists-over-residents was amplified and magnified as the city reopened and appealed to visitors. It was a stark reminder that Music City has not and does not invest in one of the most valuable assets, music…


Here and Now: More Pandemic Relief? At the time of this writing, Congress is either inching toward another round of assistance for Americans impacted by the pandemic or failing once again.

  • It falls short: The agreement under discussion appears to fall far short of what is needed, apparently excluding broad…

On the brink of her new album release “Blonde on the Tracks”, we spoke with Singer-songwriter and record label owner Emma Swift about her thoughtful plans for an unconventional and radical release. She lays out the challenges of the current industry landscape and the empowerment she’s found in circumventing…


Decries Big Tech’s overbroad safe harbor immunity as “the original sin of today’s imbalanced and unfair digital creative economy”

Washington, D.C. — The Artist Rights Alliance (ARA), an artist run nonprofit fighting for a healthy creative economy and fair treatment for all creators in the digital world, has released a new letter today urging a fundamental rethink of the legal immunity that allows online tech platforms to force artists…


Music and romance have always gone together — lifting us up, enriching our lives, strengthening and reinforcing each other. Connecting people in the deepest, most meaningful ways.

But now they are joined in a sad new way, as unwilling victims of the worst kind of online fraud and impersonation.

Advocating…


ARA’s Words on Music with Erin Rae and Reed Watson

In a recent Words on Music (see video below), we spoke with artist and activist Erin Rae and Single Lock Records and Alabama Advocacy Fund for Musicians founder Reed Watson. They candidly expressed their thoughts and experiences around their own mental health and the overarching mental health of individuals in…

Artist Rights Alliance

Artist-run, non-profit advocating for musicians, performers, & songwriters in the digital landscape. (Formerly the Content Creators Coalition or “c3”)

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