Historic Music Modernization Act Becomes Law

Historic Music Modernization Act Becomes Law

WASHINGTON, DC – October 11, 2018 – SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe issued this statement today after the Music Modernization Act became law.

“With today’s signing of the Music Modernization Act, we mark a historic accomplishment. But more importantly, we mark what it means. For creators, it means getting paid more fairly. For those who recorded music before 1972, it means assurance you’ll get paid for your work. For songwriters, publishers and producers it means making the digital economy work for you.

“SoundExchange’s 170,000-member community was a driving force in getting the bill from the halls of Congress to the White House. When the music industry speaks with one voice, Congress listens. I urge you to stay active because there is much more work to be done before we can truly say all music creators are treated fairly.”