A coalition of several artist groups has sent a letter to the RIAA, accusing the group of ignoring the moral rights of songwriters. In a recent response to a US Government consultation, the RIAA argues that it would be ”complex” to always attribute writers for their work, on streaming services for example. However, the artist groups stress that their rights shouldn’t be trumped by metadata concerns.
Major entertainment industry associations often create the impression that they are fighting for the rights of smaller artists, not just their corporate overlords. However, responding to a US Government consultation, both sides are now going head to head over the ”moral rights” issue.