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Statement by musicFIRST Following Sen. Wyden’s Introduction of ACCESS to Recordings Act​

23 May 2018

Washington, D.C. (May 23, 2018) – Today, musicFIRST’s Executive Director, Chris Israel, issued the following statement in response to Senator Ron Wyden’s introduction of the ACCESS to Recordings Act​:

“For decades, the pre-1972 loophole has short-changed every music creator who recorded their music prior to the arbitrary date of February 15, 1972. Rather than siding with Members of both political parties to support the CLASSICS provisions in the Music Modernization Act fixing this injustice, Senator Wyden has instead chosen to cut years of retirement security for music creators through the introduction of his deeply flawed legislation. Senator Wyden has long said that he wants to preserve retirement security for all Americans. He’s falling short of his own standard by denying pre-72 music creators from finally realizing the value of their life’s work.

“musicFIRST joins music creators from all eras in opposition to the ACCESS to Recordings Act. We also hope that Senator Wyden listens to the hundreds of artists for whom this means so much and joins more than 25 of his Senate colleagues in support of the Music Modernization Act.”

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