Last week I attended a town hall meeting at The Recording Academy - Los Angeles Chapter with Rep. Judy Chu and others. It seems like there are very few times when you can say that someone in Congress "gets it" but this was one of them. There are several issues artists and songwriters are up against in the fight to be compensated for our creations. Too many people think it's ok to use music for free to sell billions of dollars in advertising, products, TV shows, etc., that only go in the pockets of big business, radio stations, websites, tech companies and sadly some TV production companies and networks who should know better. As someone said last night, music sells everything but music. Sad but true. The bs rock star life you see on TV and movies is NOT the reality of 99% of music creators so if you truly love music I urge you not to buy into that thinking and learn a little about how music creators are paid. If you are a musician who doesn't understand how you are paid for your recorded works I strongly urge you to understand this portion of the business. It's not that hard and the info is available through many reputable sources including GRAMMYs on the Hill, Music First Coalition, I Respect Music Org, your PRO, etc.