Songwriters Guild of America (SGA)

Since the enactment of the Copyright Act, the SGA has continued to take a stand on every issue of importance to songwriters and the music industry in general, including home taping, source licensing, derivative rights, author's moral rights, the deductibility of business expenses, compulsory license, copyright registration fees and, most recently, infringement of royalty payment due to digital/Internet piracy. Its president and board members spend considerable time and energy talking to the media, lobbying, negotiating and coordinating with other industry groups, and raising the funds needed to get the songwriter's message through.

True to its history, the Guild maintains its efforts to advance, promote and benefit the profession of songwriting.

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