I remember 1994. I remember being a 6 year old kid in New York. I remember many good things- like the first time I went to the beach on a field trip or the first time I played my sega genesis.I remember bad times like my father being thrown back in jail. The one thing I remember the most is having fun in Mrs. A's 1st grade class. 
      I would always do an impersonation of Little Richards "Tutti Frutti" and the crowd (my classmates :p) thought it was so cool. That's when I knew I wanted to perform. Granted, I had no clue what I was doing, I had only seen one performance on TV and didn't really know the words, but that song unknowingly helped shaped who I am and who I want to be. It was the foundation for who I am today.
     There are millions of people that have been inspired by previous era musicians. This is the reason why many of them are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That first inspirational song snowballed into creating an outstanding performer. When I hear that companies like Pandora and Spotify are not paying royalties to songs recorded before 1972, I get a little disturbed. 60 million dollars have been taken away from these artist from 2013 alone.

     This is why I am promoting project-72.org. Please visit the website for more information and contact your representative, like I have, to pass the Respect Act. This will be one step closer to protecting and appreciating the music all around. Everyone should understand that the arts is a respected profession and should be treated rightfully as such. 



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