June 28, 2018 | RIAA News
RIAA REACTION TO SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF MUSIC MODERNIZATION ACT
WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously approved the Music Modernization Act, comprehensive legislation, including the CLASSICS Act, that updates music licensing laws for the modern streaming era. The Senate vote follows the unanimous approval by the House of Representatives of similar legislation.
Below is a comment from RIAA President Mitch Glazier on the Senate committee’s vote.
“We are grateful that the Senate Judiciary Committee has taken the next vital step to advance the Music Modernization Act. Music speaks to all parties, all people, in all places. And when a community comes together as we have done, with no segment getting everything they want but recognizing injustice and working toward a common goal, anything is possible. We welcome the momentum surrounding this bill and thank Senators Grassley, Feinstein, Hatch, Coons, Kennedy and all of the cosponsors, for leading the charge in the Senate to right a long-standing wrong with the CLASSICS Act. We look forward to Senate passage of the entire MMA, and this crucial bill finally becoming law.”
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