Music’s biggest day gets amplified today with the largest simulcast Grassroots advocacy effort to support and protect music creators. It’s the Recording Academy’sTM District Advocate Day where more than 1,000 performers, songwriters, producers, and engineers representing all 50 states will discuss critical legislative issues affecting the music industry.

music's grassroots advocacyCongress plays a pivotal role in ensuring that music creators can continue to create and inspire generations of listeners. Unfortunately, many laws affecting music are outdated and even outright unfair. It’s time for change.

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In nearly 300 congressional districts across the country, artists and industry professionals will lead the charge for updates to music legislation on behalf of today’s creators, as well as the next generation of music makers — ensuring they can make a living from their craft.

Four key issues creators will discuss performance rights, copyright reform and the impact of digital services:

Fixing Outdated Laws; Modernizing Copyright Protections; Protecting Songwriters and Composers and Advocating for the Next Generation.

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The unprecedented large participation of members across all 50 states signifies a new milestone in advocating for a fair and just future for all music creators.

“We look forward to having these in-depth conversations with members of Congress and reinforcing that music lives in every state, and deserves to be heard in Washington, D.C.” — Daryl Friedman, the Recording Academy’s Chief Industry, Government & Member Relations Officer

To join the movement and advocate for music creators rights, you can tweet or post to your walls using the hashtag #DistrictAdvocate and #SupportMusic. — Abbe is #SociallySparked Tweet @sosparkednews & @asparks01