Recording Academy Declares: "We’re Not Gonna Take It"


In recent years, The Recording Academy has  strengthened its stance in Washington, D.C., to fight for music legislation reforms. The common underlying theme: “We’re not gonna take it.” From establishing fair market royalty rates and performance rights for terrestrial radio to closing pre-1972 loopholes and codifying royalty payments to producers, there are numerous updates that should be made to current music legislation, many of which are addressed in the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. 


To further drive home this need, The Recording Academy has selected a powerful new version of Twisted Sister’s hit single “We’re Not Gonna Take It” by group lead singer Dee Snider as the official anthem to complement the effort to pass the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. The song (previewed above) was recently performed on Capitol Hill for members of Congress and The Recording Academy at the 2016 GRAMMYs on the Hill Awards. To get involved, visit

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