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Sixx:AM Leads Artist’s Charge Against YouTube

Motley Crüe co-founder Nikki Sixx (Eleven Seven Entertainment) has started a campaign urging YouTube to “Do The Right Thing” over artist royalty payouts. He has been joined by Debbie Harry, with the list of artists who sign on expected to grow, in calling for YouTube to pay more money to musicians for using their videos.

A2IM supports this cause and has spoken out against the current language of the ‘safe harbor’ provision of the DMCA. As previously reported, A2IM has joined nineteen other major music industry organizations and over 400 songwriters, artists and managers to call upon the U.S Copyright Office to reform the misused “safe harbor” provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and its broken “notice and takedown” system.  A2IM will be participating in The Copyright Office round table discussions on the issue next month in NYC and SF.

The “Do The Right Thing” campaign has been covered extensively in the press since it began this weekend. Read the full articles below:

Music Business Worldwide


The Guardian



About A2IM:
A2IM is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit trade organization headquartered in New York City that exists to support and strengthen the independent recorded music sector. Membership currently includes a broad coalition of more than 700 Independently-owned American music labels. A2IM represents these independently owned small and medium-sized enterprises’ (SMEs) interests in the marketplace, in the media, on Capitol Hill, and as part of the global music community. In doing so, it supports a key segment of America’s creative class that represents America’s diverse musical cultural heritage. Billboard Magazine identified the Independent music label sector as 37.32 percent of the music industry’s U.S. recorded music sales market in 2016 based on copyright ownership, making Independent labels collectively the largest music industry sector.

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