Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Music Modernization Act (S. 2823) by a voice vote, moving the bill to the full Senate for consideration. The bill represents the most comprehensive music licensing reform legislation in decades and has brought together a broad coalition of music creators. Read our statement below from SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe.
“Today, lawmakers continued to make progress on legislation that will result in the most comprehensive music licensing reform in our lifetimes. Music creators have waited long enough for Congress to reform our nation’s outdated copyright laws. Now it’s time for the full Senate to vote on the Music Modernization Act and send a bill to the president for his signature.”