Dear Reader:

Welcome to the latest edition of “Music Worker”, a newsletter by the Artists Rights Alliance, formerly the Content Creators Coalition (c3).

First, as you might have noticed, we are now the Artist Rights Alliance! It’s not just a name change but an ongoing to effort to make sure we are always faithful to our core mission — organizing artist advocates in the fight for a fair and healthy music economy. More to come!

Second, Artist Rights Alliance advisory board member T Bone Burnett gave a groundbreaking keynote address about technology and humanity at SXSW. We are grateful he permitted us to publish this vital statement in its entirety as the centerpiece of this newsletter. Let us know what you think! For more, please visit Mr. Burnett’s new, pro-humanity website.

Third, we held our most successful educational program to date in Nashville: “Unpacking the Music Modernization Act.” Check out highlights from the panel.

Lastly, we are thrilled that the EU passed new copyright legislation (“Article 13”) to make big tech companies take more responsibility to keep unlicensed music off their platforms. Hopefully, US policymakers will take note of the EU’s accomplishment and act themselves. Read more on Article 13.

We’re grateful for your continued engagement as we evolve to better serve you as the reimagined Artist Rights Alliance. If you enjoy this newsletter, please pass it on to others who might find it valuable and encourage them to subscribe. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for all you do,

Rosanne Cash

Tommy Manzi

John McCrea

Tift Merritt

Matthew Montfort

Maggie Vail

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

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