Section 101 News

Advocating for the rights of musicians, performers and songwriters in the digital world, Artist Rights Alliance does something for musicians that nobody else does and have never wavered from. Their goal has always been to garner fair pay for creators, give artists the ability to decide how their work is used, foster transparency from music services, record companies and publishers and provide greater accountability to artists. 


“We are an artist-run alliance which advocates for a healthy creative economy and fair treatment of ALL music creators. The ARA will continue building on our legacy as a trusted organization that advocates for working artists in the digital landscape. As we move forward, we aim to provide more value to artists and musicians by offering substantial tools and resources on quality of life issues such as healthcare, touring and finances. We are also proud to continue and build upon our successful free education program that assists artists in garnering a better understanding of industry developments, current revenue structures, and federal, state and local policy.”


Section 101 not only powers the Artist Rights Alliance website, but CEO Liz Leahy sits on the Board along with singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash, CAKE lead singer John McCrea, Grammy nominated songwriter Tift Merritt, three-time Grammy nominee Ivan Barias, guitarist Matthew Montfort, Bikini Kill Records label manager Maggie Vail and music manager Thomas Manzi. While you can see the full list of artist supporters on the website, https://artistrightsalliance.org, they include Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Keb’ Mo’, Loudon Wainwright III, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Sheryl Crow, T Bone Burnett and more. 


The website also provides a forum for artists to engage with one another, along with Blogs, useful articles and different suggestions on how artists can get involved with the Alliance.