I was recently in a meeting where someone said, “There’s all kinds of copyright-free music available.” While this is true, I would like to share my thoughts about this important topic.

Many people now think they can “just use music for free.” For example, my monthly Spotify reports range from 30,000 to 50,000 streams and that monetizes to a few pennies … in other words, this is a rip-off to musicians! We are aware of numerous lawsuits to change the rules, but are unsure of any resolutions to this challenging issue.

We believe one of our roles is to educate and increase awareness about the value of music and creative endeavors such as performing music, composing songs and recording music. As we value and support musicians, the world will be a happier, richer place as we honor their contribution to bringing beauty, healing and positive vibrations. Do you agree?!