Take a Stand for Musicians & Fans: Stop the UMG-EMI Merger
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Rep. Gary Peters
North Carolina-12
Rep. Mel Watt
Texas-21
Rep. Lamar Smith
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Sen. Patrick Leahy
Wisconsin
Sen. Tammy Baldwin
Virginia-06
Rep. Bob Goodlatte
Iowa
Sen. Chuck Grassley
Utah
Sen. Mike Lee

Take a Stand for Musicians & Fans: Stop the UMG-EMI Merger

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Digital distribution of music has changed the way we experience music and has begun to level the playing field between major record labels, independent labels, and unsigned artists. But major labels still dominate the market, controlling which new digital services live and die.

Now, major record label Universal Music Group (UMG) is attempting to acquire another major label, EMI. This would result in two companies—UMG and Sony—controlling almost 70% of the recorded music market. At that rate of consolidation, no new digital music service could exist without the blessing of UMG and Sony (and only those that do business on UMG and Sony’s terms would get their blessing).

That type of market power would raise prices, harm independent labels and unsigned artists, and stunt the growth of innovation in the music industry.

The proposed UMG-EMI merger is bad for musicians and bad for their fans. Please urge antitrust authorities to reject the merger. Send a letter calling for the rejection of the merger to the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Senate and House Judiciary Committees.

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    • Ethan Reilly GREENFIELD, WI
      • about 2 years ago

      EMI was the one record label I liked. THIS WILL RUIN MUSIC.

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    • Judy Driggers MINT HILL, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      Because I am a music fan.

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    • Jerry Stevens LEICESTER, NC
      • about 2 years ago

      corporations and governments are already to big now they dont need to be any bigger

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    • John Ganotis FAYETTEVILLE, NY
      • about 2 years ago

      It gives too much lobbying power to one major entity, who will influence legislation in a way that's negative for the public.

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    • Michael Rothstein AKRON, OH
      • about 2 years ago

      It is time to curb the power of the major record labels, who are trampling over people making horrid penalties against defenseless victims.

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