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Exactly five months after the original version passed the United States House of Representatives 415-0, and one week after the bill was unanimously approved by the Senate, today the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1551, the Music Modernization Act, under unanimous consent. The historic bill that updates…
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…
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…
WASHINGTON – The United States House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously today (32-0) to approve the new Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447), legislation that would reform music licensing laws for the 21st century – including the long-overdue CLASSICS Act. Below is a comment from Chairman & CEO Cary Sherman…
Bill Slated For Committee Vote On Wednesday
More Than 300 Artists Pressing Members of Congress to Fix the “Pre-1972” Loophole for Music Pioneers Ahead of House Judiciary Committee Markup Next Week WASHINGTON, DC — An unprecedented coalition of music artists, supported by eight leading music organizations, continues to grow, with 89 additional musicians joining the call on…
An impressive cadre of artists including Carole King, Carly Simon, Melissa Etheridge, Dionne Warwick, Mary Wilson (the Supremes), the Isley Brothers, John Densmore (the Doors), Judy Collins and many others recently added their names to a groundbreaking legal filing in California seeking compensation for pre-1972 recordings from digital radio services…
Publishers, Labels, Songwriters, Artists and PROs Come Together To Support Key Music Bills
WASHINGTON – The Democratic Caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to elect Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee.