The goal of Music By State is to demand legislative investigations into certain practices that we believe are preventing innovation that could create a more healthy and robust music ecosystem for artists, fans, and other stakeholders.

There is a ray of hope.

Apple, Spotify and Amazon are now using price as a means to attract customers. This is the American Way of business, and will lead to a fair and free-market approach to the music industry.

But You Must Act

If you believe that the music industry is violating long-entrenched economic standards via their price fixing and collusive approaches, yet still stand idly by… Then the music industry you inherit will be the one you deserve.

Contact your State Congressman & send them these important messages!

Demand a break-up of the major label, price-fixing cartel.

Music By State is the Activism Arm of Music2020 a nonpartisan forum for positive change in the Music Industry.

Please visit for high-level discussion, interviews with industry thought leaders, and resources for educators and others interested in a more egalitarian music industry.

Music2020’s Three-Point Manifesto:

Compensate Musicians Fairly

The market decides how much it is willing to pay for songs; knowing a fair and relevant amount of profit goes directly to the artist, producer and songwriter.

Re-evaluate the Role of Music Distributors

Radio and Streaming services must redefine their relationship as business partners to artists and labels in the role of marketing and promoting music product.

Create a Truly Egalitarian Playing Field

Where Artists fail or succeed based on their talent and energy, and not the amount of money behind them or their record label influence.