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Rock Stars Form Lobbying Group to Counter Tech Giants’ Power

  • Unlike labels and publishers, artists lack voice in Washington
  • Artists don’t have ‘a seat at any table,’ manager Azoff says
Dave Matthews
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Music stars Dave Matthews, Anderson .Paak and Maren Morris have teamed with some of the industry’s top power brokers to form a new lobbying group that will represent artists in Washington and state capitals across the U.S.

The board of the group, named the Music Artists Coalition, also includes managers Irving Azoff and Coran Capshaw, lawyer Jordan Bromley and publicist Kristen Foster. The Music Artists Coalition will advocate on artists’ behalf in the growing number of music-related disputes in Washington.