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See SGA President Rick Carnes' Testimony On Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, DC -- Rick Carnes, President, Songwriters Guild of America testified at the House Committee on Small Business hearing on "The Impact of Intellectual Property on Entrepreneurship and Job Creation" on July 21, 2010.

--view the video here

Judith Ross-Coulter Passes

Judith Ross-Coulter, widow of famous songwriter Jerry Ross (The Pajama Game and Damn Yankees) died Sunday, July 18. Judith was a professional writer in her own right and was published in the New York Times, the Gannett chain of newspapers, the Scarsdale Inquirer and Spotlight Magazine.

Judith was co-owner and president of J&J Ross Music Publishing Company. She was also the mother of SGA Foundation President Janie Ross-Coulter. Judith married Elliott Coulter after being widowed with Jerry Ross' death at the young age of 29.

Services for Judith will be held Wednesday,  July 21 at McMahon,  Lyon & Hartnett Funeral Home in White  Plains, NY (914-949-7777). Pre-service visitation takes place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Services are from 1 to 2 p.m.  Burial will follow at Ferncliff Cemetery.

Judith Ross Coulter Passes Away

Judith Ross-Coulter is shown here with Harry Connick Jr. on opening night of the revival of The Pajama Game.

Songwriters and Authors Unite to Protect Termination Rights

A potential glitch in the language of the 1976 Copyright Act could cost some creators plenty. As many as 100,000 songwriters and authors, including Beverly Cleary, John Irving, Tom Wolfe and Charlie Daniels could lose rights to some of their works. See what the SGA and the Author's Guild are doing to help.

--more on copyright termination

Concessions Secured, the SGA Withdraws Its Opposition to Google Book Settlement

Songwriters will have greater control over whether their works can be scanned into Google's database of books thanks to SGA-negotiated changes to Google's Book Settlement.

--Songwriters settle with Google








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For more than 70 years, it has served the creative and business needs of the professional and developing songwriter.

For the yet-to-be published writer, the Guild offers education, critiques, pitch opportunities, competitions, performance nights and other chances to hone and share their craft. For the professional writer, the SGA offers assistance with publishing, royalty audits and collection, catalog administration, legislative advocacy and more.

The Guild's reputation was made by its longstanding members - members who happen to be the most prolific and celebrated songwriters of all time. Longtime SGA members include Mike Stoller (Hound Dog and Jail House Rock for Elvis Presley); Ervin Drake(It Was A Very Good Year for Frank Sinatra, Good Morning Heartache for Ella Fitzgerald, Rickety Rickshaw Man by Eddie Howard) and a host of others.

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