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Tell Congress: Support Recording Artists and the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015

Dear Member,

SAG-AFTRA has always supported fair pay for music creators, including our SAG-AFTRA recording artists and singers, but the status quo isn’t working for them. That can change with your help.

Just this week, Congressman Nadler and Congresswoman Blackburn, along with dozens of recording artists, musicians and vocalists gathered at the SAG-AFTRA New York office to announce the Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015. The Fair Play Fair Pay Act will better the lives of everyone who creates music – and everyone who loves it.

SAG-AFTRA Members: Tell Congress NO to LRFA

Did you know recording artists and session singers are not paid anything when their performance is played on AM/FM radio? Our effort to fix this long-running inequity with our recording artist members is gaining momentum. It is long past due for recording artists to gain a performance right (royalty) for their music when it is played on AM/FM radio. However, radio broadcasters are fighting this effort with a deceptively named resolution called the Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA).

National Board Extends NED Contract, Ratifies Animation Agreements

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 12, 2014) — The SAG-AFTRA National Board, meeting this weekend in a face-to-face plenary in Los Angeles, extended David White’s role as National Executive Director and authorized a new four-year contract in that capacity, expiring Oct. 12, 2018. Details of the agreement are confidential and were not disclosed.

SAG-AFTRA Recording Artists & Background Vocalists Need Your Help: Tell Congress to Say “NO” to Pandora

You may have heard from Pandora radio, asking you to contact Congress to support a bill that Pandora says would create “parity” in how much they would have to pay recording artists and background vocalists for the use of their music. Despite Pandora's claims, this bill is not about fairness or parity, but instead would slash payments to SAG-AFTRA performers by starting a race to the bottom when it comes to recording artists' and background singers’ royalties.

Unions & Guilds Commend Extension of California Film & Television Tax Credit Program

Los Angeles – As a broad coalition of unions and guilds representing labor and the entertainment industry, we join together to welcome Governor Jerry Brown’s signing into law the two-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program.

Unions & Guilds Applaud Passage of AB 2026 and SB 1197

Los Angeles (August 31, 2012) – As a broad coalition of unions and guilds representing labor and the entertainment industry, we join together to welcome today’s passage of the two-year extension of the California Film & Television Tax Credit Program by both houses of the California State Legislature.

Unions & Guilds Applaud Passage of SB 1167

Los Angeles (August 21, 2012) – As a coalition of unions, guilds and associations representing hundreds of thousands of men and women whose livelihoods depend on the strength of the California entertainment industry, we applaud the passage of SB 1167 by the California State Senate.

Unions and Guilds Applaud the Passage of AB 2026

Los Angeles (August 16, 2012) – As a broad coalition of unions and guilds representing labor and the entertainment industry, we join together today to applaud the passage of AB 2026 by the California State Assembly.