NSAI Board Members Push Back Complaints About Rate-Setting Process

Three members of the Nashville Songwriters Association International’s board of directors are disputing claims made by several other groups that are unhappy about a Phonorecords IV settlement that will apparently leave the mechanical rate for sale formats at 9.1 cents per song.

The trio of songwriters — Steve Bogard, Lee Thomas Miller and Liz Rose — are responding to allegations from the Songwriters Guild of America, the Society of Composers & Lyricists, the Alliance for Woman Film Composers, Music Answers and other organizations who complained that the 9.1 cent per song per download, CD, or vinyl sale that has been in place since 2006 has been devalued through inflation. They beseeched the rate court judges to ensure that the independent music creator community have the ability to file comments in a timely manner on the settlement.

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