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Musicians to negotiate compensation from film, TV, streaming

Posted: 11:01 PM, Oct 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-02 00:01:43-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Musicians are banding together to get their part of the paycheck when their music is streamed.

They gathered Tuesday along with Representative Jim Cooper at the Musicians Hall of Fame in Downtown Nashville to continue their fight for right compensation.

Currently, musicians don't make any money when their music is used on a TV or film streaming platform.

"Music is important part of projects. We want our fair share. We're not trying to take money out of anyone else's pocket," said Dave Pomeroy.

Negotiations start next week with the major film and television companies and the Nashville Musicians Association.