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musicFIRST Coalition Applauds Lawmakers on Introduction of Landmark Comprehensive Music Licensing Reform in the Senate

10 May 2018

The musicFIRST Coalition issued the following statement today from Executive Director Chris Israel on the introduction of S. 2823, the Music Modernization Act, in the U.S. Senate.

The bill was introduced by a bipartisan coalition of Senators including U.S. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Chris Coons (D-DE), John Kennedy (R-LA), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), Dick Durbin (D-IL), Johnny Isakson (R-GA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Mike Crapo (R-ID), Doug Jones (D-AL), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Bill Nelson (D-FL) David Perdue (R-GA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Roy Blunt (R-MO). It combines music licensing reforms outlined in the CLASSICS Act, Music Modernization Act, and AMP Act, into a single, consensus bill. This consensus legislation will be the subject of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing entitled, “Protecting and Promoting Music Creation for the 21st Century,” on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. A similar package unanimously passed in the U.S. House of Representatives in April.

“Today’s introduction of the Music Modernization Act follows the House’s unanimous passage of similar legislation and demonstrates that we are one step closer to enacting once-in-a-generation legislation that will bring old laws into the digital age and treat music creators fairly.

The comprehensive approach taken in this bill for updating federal copyright law enjoys broad support in Congress and throughout the entire music industry. We applaud this bipartisan group of Senators for introducing this legislation benefiting music creators, services and fans and look forward to its swift consideration and passage in the coming weeks.”

To learn more about musicFIRST Coalition, visit www.musicfirstcoalition.org and join the conversation on Twitter @musicFIRST and on Facebook.

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