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Old 9th December 2011
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Originally Posted by AwwDeOhh View Post
Just because there are many advocates for musicians/songwriters/publishers, doesn't mean they hold much weight in the discussion. It's very important they are there, but i doubt they get much face-time.. at least compared to other groups with more powerful lobbies (ie, more money...)

It is important they are in the room... but i'd rather they had a seat at the table...
+ a million.....

What the artist can do though is actively petition their Representitives in Congress though- in person is great, by letter is good too- and volunteering time to work on the issue for them is a huge entrypoint into the conversation.

Most Senators and Congressional Reps are on Facebook as well- make your petition on their walls- their staffs do follow them, and there are a ton of other people with their issues doing the same thing- you can evangelize the matter to those who would most likely give some effort to the matter.

Obama was really big on "Community Organizing" and that is EXACTLY what this is-