Allowing them to receive the fair market value for their songs is the right thing to do.
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The music publishers and songwriters failed in their attempt to shakedown digital radio providers in March, when a federal judge rejected their arguments, so now three Republican senators are taking up the banner of crony capitalism for them on Capitol Hill.

­­Standing together May 12 in Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Sen. Robert P. Corker and Sen. A. Lamar Alexander from Tennessee, home of too many songwriters, joined by Utah’s Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, a songwriter himself, announced that they filed a bill, the “Songwriter Equity Act.”