Can you believe that Congress just passed something unanimously? Music has a way of bringing people together.
If you have ever listened to music on services like Pandora, Spotify, and Apple Music, then you can appreciate how much of a no-brainer the Music Modernization Act is. Now more than ever, we rely on the internet to discover new artists and listen to our favorite hits, but the way songwriters get paid has been stuck in the past because of a copyright system that has gone unchanged for decades. With the Music Modernization Act, songwriters, artists, and sound engineers will finally receive fair market value when their songs are played.
The Senate passed it. The House passed it. And now, with Speaker Ryan's signature, it heads to the White House to become law.
From today's headliners to the next generation of not-yet-discovered songwriters, it's a big deal for music creators. Soon they'll be back in charge of their own work and will get paid what they deserve. No matter your musical preferences, that is (quite literally) music to your ears.
To learn more about the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act from the man (and songwriter!) whose name is on the legislation, click here, or watch the video below.
Outdated music licensing laws may be preventing great music from ever being written
Hatch and @LamarAlexander, feat. @SenBobCorker, @ChrisCoons , @SenatorDurbin, @SenatorIsakson, @SenDougJones and @SenWhitehouse have a bill to ensure songwriters get PAID
— Senator Hatch Office (@senorrinhatch) January 24, 2018