April 25, 2018 | RIAA News
BIPARTISAN MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT UNANIMOUSLY PASSES U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
WASHINGTON – The bipartisan Music Modernization Act, which includes several key reforms – including the CLASSICS Act – that update the country’s music licensing laws to reflect the modern day music business, unanimously passed the U.S. House of Representatives this afternoon. Below is a comment from Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) Chairman & CEO on the historic vote:
“With this unanimous vote, we are one step closer to a once-in-a-generation reform of our music licensing laws. It’s a long time coming and we have much work to do, but the breadth and depth of unprecedented legislative support demonstrated over the last two weeks is illustrative. It is the result of a broken system that poorly serves creators and years of painstaking consensus-building by many key members of Congress. This bill has advanced as far as it has because its component parts reflect reforms of the entire music ecosystem. That is an essential ingredient.
“Our focus and attention now turns to the Senate. We are fortunate that the major planks of the House-passed ‘Music Modernization Act’ enjoy bipartisan support in the Senate, and we look forward to working with Senators and their staff as they consider and advance these key reforms.”