Musician Issues: Content Creators Coalition’s Rally And Concert @ Le Poisson Rouge, Feb. 25th, 2014

Content Creators Coalition flierArtists’ Pay for Radio Play – Rally and Concert (sponsored by the Content Creators Coalition)

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474)
Ticket: free
Genre: rally and music

The United States is the only democratic country in the world where artists don’t get paid for radio airplay. Currently, the short list of countries that share the United States’ position on this issue includes: Iran, North Korea, China, Vietnam, and Rwanda. On February 25th join music makers and music lovers alike in urging Congress to support artists’ pay for radio play.

For more information and to sign the petition for Artists’ Pay For Radio Play visit CCC-NYC.ORG
Artists and activists to perform and/or speak include:
David Byrne (Talking Heads)
Marilyn Carino (Mudville) & Mike Mills (REM)
John McCrea (CAKE)
Tift Merritt
Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields)
Marc Ribot (Tom Waits, Allen Toussaint, John Zorn, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall)
Wendy Oxenhorn (Executive Director, Jazz Foundation of America)
Chris Ruen (author of “Freeloading: How Our Insatiable Hunger for Free Content Starve Creativity”)
 Jason Moran (by video)….Many many more…

This is a general admission, standing event. Happy hour from 6-7pm including $3 beer and $5 well drinks.


The New York City Chapter of the Content Creators Coalition is a new group united with the national CCC behind the idea that creators of cultural content need to join forces in order to ensure fairness and dignity for artists in the digital age. If the past fifteen years has taught us anything, it’s that artists cannot depend on industry professionals or journalists or fans to advocate for them—we must speak up for ourselves.

The group is enacting bylaws and seeking nonprofit status so we can operate and address these issues over the long-term.

Statement of Principles

1) We believe in an Artist’s Control Of Their Work; that it’s the right of any creator of cultural content to choose when, how, and whether their work is distributed for commercial gain, monetized with advertising, or otherwise exploited.

2) We believe in the Ability to Opt-Out of services; the right of artists, writers, and other creators of cultural content to refuse, individually and collectively, to participate in business models that threaten our livelihoods.

3) We believe in Fair Pay; the right of content creators to a fair share of the wealth our work generates.

4) We believe in Collective Representation; the right of all creators of cultural content to aggregate our power to protect our livelihoods and our art forms.

Join Us!

If you are a NYC area creator of cultural content and would like to get involved, please contact us at (or the form below). We want you at our meetings and events. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

If you are outside the New York area, please visit the national CCC website: