David Israelite is President and CEO of the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA).
The NMPA is up in arms over the fact that Spotify and Amazon - in addition to Google and Pandora – are objecting to a ruling offering songwriters a streaming pay rise in the United States.
Apple Music has declined to oppose the royalty rate rise, which has been decided by the Copyright Royalty Board.
David explains: "[Spotify and Amazon] have shown their true colors. They don't respect songwriters, they are attacking songwriters to try to cut what they pay them. It's time for everybody to rise up and say: enough."