Tell Congress to Protect the Value of Music in the Age of AI
Emerging technologies – like artificial intelligence – have always presented the music industry with both opportunities and challenges, and songwriters and composers are often the first to feel the effects when technology is used in a way that takes aim at human creators, ignores their rights or devalues their work. That’s not innovation.
Roughly three-quarters of the average American songwriter’s income is subject to federal government regulations, and big media and tech companies are consistently looking for ways to pay music creators less by regulating you even more.
We need your help making sure Congress protects your rights and the value of music in the age of AI.
As generative AI tools are making it easier than ever to produce new AI-generated music using creators’ works, now is the moment we must ensure that these technologies are properly licensed to protect the rights of creators. ASCAP has helped music creators navigate a rapidly changing music landscape for over a century. From piracy to streaming, ASCAP has navigated and embraced technological advances while ensuring they do NOT displace human creativity in music creation.
“Humans first. That is our position.”
-ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews at the 2023 ASCAP AI Symposium
Earlier this year, the ASCAP Board of Directors adopted six key, creator-centric principles to guide both our approach to artificial intelligence and policymaking around it: Human Creators First; Consent; Credit; Transparency; Global Consistency and Free Market Compensation. Join us as we help Congress understand what’s at stake when technologies take aim at human creators. Let’s seize this transformative moment for tech to work for creators, not against them.
Tell your representative to ACT NOW to protect these principles and NOT give big tech and AI companies a free ride with government-mandated licenses for AI.
ASCAP is already in Washington advocating for your rights, but it’s important that your representatives hear from you. Please consider sending a letter to your representative using the form on this page. Thank you for your help as we work to preserve consent, promote transparency and enable music creators to license our works in the free market to move the entire American music industry forward.