Americana Music Association’s Thriving Roots 2020

Artist Rights Alliance
1 min readDec 7, 2020

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 Rosanne Cash hosted a rare and exceptional event on protest songs and the long, hard journey of Black musicians to achieve justice, and the anger and longing of the present moment. Joining her were Alice Randall, Angela Davis, Ry Cooder and Bonnie Raitt.

The Music Modernization Act: An Update

ARA’s Erin McAnally hosted a panel on the Music Modernization Act with a robust set of specialists including representatives from the MLC, SoundExchange, publisher Abby North, ARA board member Ivan Barias, and the US Copyright Office.

Copyright in Question: Unpacking the DMCA

ARA’s Chelsea Crowell hosted a panel on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act including a brief overview of section 512 with panelists Emma Swift, Abby North, and ARA’s Erin McAnally.



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