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District Advocate Day: Music Creators Unite In All 50 States
From California to New York, and all points in between, more than 1,000 music creators united on Oct. 18 for District Advocate Day to put a range of key legislative issues affecting the music industry on the table for discussion.
Reps. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Dina Titus (D-Nev.), Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), Steve Russell (R-Okla.), and Karen Handel (R-Ga.) represent just some of the members of Congress who met with music creators. Issues addressed included improving outdated laws, modernizing copyright protections, protecting songwriters and composers, and advocating for the next generation of music makers.
(Photographed at top: GRAMMY winner Peter Asher, Rep. Ted Lieu [D-Calif.], Concord Records President John Burk and GRAMMY nominee Mindi Abair attend District Advocate Day in Los Angeles at Recording Academy headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif.)