Musicians’ Union Fights for Streaming Royalties
With a rally in Los Angeles yesterday, local members of the American Federation of Musicians took their fight for parity directly to the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Their demand: Bring musicians in line with other creators, who were granted residual royalties years ago. They say that in the streaming era, musicians aren’t afforded the same rights as directors, producers and other TV and movie industry workers.
Will Hollywood sing their tune? The musicians are getting support from unions representing actors, writers and teachers, but studios are increasingly looking to Europe for scoring.
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