I Oppose AB5
The law set to take effect Jan. 1 makes it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees.
The livelihood of many freelance writers, editors and visual journalists would be threatened by an “irrational and arbitrary” limit of 35 submissions per year, per client, before they would be considered employees.
American Society of Journalists and Authors and the National Press Photographers Association says the law would unconstitutionally affect free speech and the media.
The California Trucking Association filed the first challenge to the law, arguing it would harm independent truckers
Require Streaming Services To Pay Fairly
Did you know that a songwriter would get paid ~$80K for a million plays on radio and around ~$2K for a million plays on a streaming service?
Half of all music is listened to on Youtube. Google, owner of Youtube make $30 billion net profit on $136 billion in revenue in 2018. There is simply no excuse for how little they pay recording artists. You would have to have 15 million views a year to make minimum wage of $15.00 an hour from your songs played on Youtube. Let's work together to make streaming services pay California creatives fairly.