In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has now reached out to right anomalies in recording and publishing contracts. The record label and publisher BMG has pledged to address historic inequalities in the record contracts of black artists. In an email sent to managers and performers, as reported by Music Business Worldwide, BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch said the label was “mindful of the shameful treatment of black artists”, and would begin a review of historic record contracts, vowing to address “inequities or anomalies” within 30 days. Others will follow. JRM not only supports the Black Lives Matter movement morally but, working as we are to increase royalties for many of our writers on these grounds, we are very hopeful it could now have a material impact on the income of many deserving artists.