NSAI, NMPA Plan Nashville Songwriter Town Hall Meeting In Response To Spotify

The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) have announced an upcoming Nashville Town Hall Meeting of their own, in response to rumors that Spotify would be holding similar events in Los Angeles and Nashville to explain why the streaming company is appealing the recent mechanical rate determination from the Copyright Royalty Board (a Spotify town hall was never officially announced or confirmed by the company).

The NMPA and NSAI-hosted town hall is slated for April 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley.

The event is billed as a “fair, open discussion on what’s happening in Washington,” and invites not only Spotify, but Amazon, Pandora and Google to join the event.

“Spotify was planning to host a songwriter town hall to explain why they’re taking you to court to lower your rates. Since they don’t seem to be moving forward, the NMPA & NSAI are inviting you and Spotify to a Nashville Songwriter Town Hall,” the invite explains, along with the hashtag #AskSpotifyWhy.

Songwriters can rsvp to [email protected].

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