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 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