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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.
WASHINGTON – Today House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced that he would be retiring at the end of his current term in December 2018.
WASHINGTON – Today Representatives Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn), John Conyers (D-Mich), Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ted Deutch (D-Fla), and Tom Rooney (R-Fla) introduced The Fair Play Fair Pay Act designed to help music creators get paid fairly when their music is played across various platforms, including AM/FM radio, SiriusXM and others.