Steven Tyler Asks Politicians To Respect And Protect Copyrights
October 15, 2015 at 4:52 AM (PT)
In a blog post on THE HUFFINGTON POST, AEROSMITH frontman STEVEN TYLER writes, "This week, I sent a letter to DONALD TRUMP's campaign asking to not use my music at political rallies. My intent was not to make a political statement, but to make one about the rights of my fellow music creators. But I've been singing this song for a while now."
TYLER continues, "In FEBRUARY, I became a founding member of the GRAMMY CREATORS' ALLIANCE. The ALLIANCE joined many big names in the music business, not for ourselves, but for the up-and-coming songwriters and artists. To bring hope. To try and change laws that are hindering the music biz. To make sure that songwriters and artists can practice their art without threat of extinction. To make sure those who practice their craft get paid fairly when others use their work," noting "I'm not alone in my efforts to bring change. Today, more than 1,650 musicians and songwriters will be visiting their local congress members in their home offices as part of our grassroots program, GRAMMYs in my District."
"We know you love our music," concludes TYLER. "Now is the time to show us some love by supporting the effort to reform outdated copyright laws, do away with government standard for artist compensation, and make sure creators are paid fairly when other business use our work." Read the full post here.