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Songwriters behind Dua Lipa, Sam Smith and Shakira hits join campaign for fair pay

since it launched in March.The independent music company The Other Songs, the Music Producers Guild, Songwriters of North America (SONA) and The 100 Percenters have also pledged their support to the initiative.The open letter, which was written by the Chair of The Ivors Academy Songwriter Committee Helienne Lindvall, is calling for songwriters to be paid a minimum daily allowance of £75 ($120) each whenever they work with an artist in order to cover expenses, as well as giving writers at least four points on the master from the label share.Among the recent signees of the open letter are songwriters Autumn Rowe (who has written for Dua Lipa, Kylie and The Saturdays), Jimmy Napes (Sam Smith, Madonna, Stormzy and Taylor Swift) and Steve Mac.

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