INTERNATIONAL - Trump signs Music Modernization Act

INTERNATIONAL - Trump signs Music Modernization Act

The U.S. Copyright Office stated, "This bipartisan and unanimously enacted legislation represents the realization of years of effort by a wide array of policymakers and stakeholders, as well as the U.S. Copyright Office itself, to update the music licensing landscape to better facilitate legal licensing of music by digital services".

The MMA will also make sure artists are compensated on songs recorded before 1972 as well as allowing for producers to be paid royalties. "But I know many people it does affect".

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said of the meeting: "Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner".

In other news, Kanye West hugged and met with President Trump today to discuss prison reform and other issues. "They're not going to be treated unfairly anymore", Trump added. Passage of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was a hard-fought process that hinged on tremendous collaboration and unprecedented support among diverse stakeholders who ultimately united to safeguard the future of music.

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The music community lauded the legislation.

Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, offered his thoughts, "With the president's signature today, the Music Modernization Act is officially the law of the land".

"The Music Modernization Act closes loopholes in our digital royalties laws to ensure that songwriters, artists and producers receive fair payment for licensing of music, " Trump said just before signing the law. We build factories here in America to create jobs.

Passed unanimously by both houses of Congress, The Music Modernization Act is a multifaceted bill that brings sweeping change to music licencing and how creators are compensated.

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