Advocating on Behalf of the Creative Community is Core to Our Company
As one of the world’s most regulated industries, advocacy is an essential component of improving the livelihood of our creatives. To that end, Doite Media is involved in internal and external initiatives that help shape the future of the music industry by fostering a business environment that furthers both creative and financial success.
Our team strongly advocates for creatives of all walks. AIMP is a place for our team to share unfiltered thinking on the process and policy surrounding copyright management. Doite’s executives span a gamut of knowledge from performance licensing, royalty management to neighboring rights. Our executives tap into their specific expertise to spawn conversations that require a broad industry consensus. These outlets for conversation include industry roundtables, keynotes addresses, panels, and our own advocacy.
The Copyright Alliance is the unified voice of the copyright community, representing the interests of thousands of individuals and organizations across the spectrum of copyright disciplines. The Copyright Alliance represents the interests of authors, photographers, performers, artists, software developers, musicians, journalists, directors, songwriters, game designers, and many other individual creators. The Copyright Alliance also represents the interests of book publishers, motion picture studios, software companies, music publishers, sound recording companies, sports leagues, broadcasters, guilds, unions, newspaper and magazine publishers, and many more organizations. The Alliance is dedicated to advocating policies that promote and preserve the value of copyright, and to protecting the rights of creators and innovators. The individual creators and organizations that we represent rely on copyright law to protect their creativity, efforts, and investments in the creation and distribution of new copyrighted works for the public to enjoy.
Through AAP advocacy initiatives, member committees, and special events, we serve as a forum for exploring issues, strategies, and opportunities in the digital world. Our work focuses on technical standards and protocols related to international distribution of digital products; in-house management of digital product research, development, and production; and ebook issues like enhanced e-book products; the EPUB production standard; and cloud-based distribution platforms and security. AAP is also involved in efforts to prevent online piracy.
The NARAS Washington-based Advocacy & Public Policy team partners with Academy members in all 12 Chapters to present a powerful lobbying force that fights for music creators’ rights at the local, state and federal levels. The GRAMMY Fund for Music Creators—a political action committee—gives Academy members the opportunity to help protect the rights of music makers by supporting our congressional champions. Recording Academy leaders also serve as expert witnesses during congressional and regulatory hearings and briefings. GRAMMYs on the Hill brings GRAMMY winners and nominees to the nation’s capital each spring to advocate for creators’ rights, while thousands of members across the country join the efforts online.
Doite’s executives serve as active members of the National Music Publisher’s Association (NMPA) in the United States and Music Publisher’s Association (MPA) in the United Kingdom. The NMPA and MPA exist to safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them, to government, the music industry, the media, and the public. Doite Media lends its voice to the working groups in technology, advocating for the benefits of songwriters nationally and internationally.
SAG-AFTRA brings together two great American labor unions: Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. Both were formed in the turmoil of the 1930s, with rich histories of fighting for and securing the strongest protections for media artists. Our members united to form the successor union in order to preserve those hard-won rights and to continue the struggle to extend and expand those protections into the 21st century and beyond. We are actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, dj’s, news writers, news directors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists, and other media professionals. Our work is seen and heard in theaters, on television and radio, sound recordings, the internet, games, mobile devices, home video: you see us and hear us on all media distribution platforms. We are the faces and the voices that entertain and inform America and the world.