Peter Asher attends 2017 GRAMMYs on the Hill
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Peter Asher: GRAMMYs on the Hill lobbies for music's future
On April 6 hundreds of music professionals gathered on Capitol Hill with The Recording Academy for GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day, the music community's largest annual Washington, D.C., gathering. Advocates from across the country visited lawmakers to discuss important legislative issues facing today's music creators.
Two days before the event, GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter and producer Peter Asher sat down with Fox News for an informative interview on the importance of The Academy's efforts on Capitol Hill. Asher asserted that The Recording Academy is lobbying "for musicians of the future" while touching upon crucial music-related issues, including how copyright reform hasn't caught up with new music business models, streaming in particular, and the need for updated laws that will provide fair market value compensation for artists, including a performance right for radio airplay.
"People think if an artist is getting their song played on the radio all the time, they're making some money. And in America, they're not," said Asher, who is a current Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter Board member. "Everywhere else they are. Radio stations don't pay artists."