The Copyright Thread: The Music Modernization Act (update 1)

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    This is the first update to a previous thread https://audiosex.pro/threads/the-copyright-thread-proposed-changes-to-us-copyright-law.38476/

    The Music Modernization Act has been introduced as Senate bill S.2823 and a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing held. The new bill is almost identical to HR 5477. It combines three separate pieces of legislation:
    • The Music Modernization Act of 2018 (updates licensing and royalties as pertains to streaming)
    • The CLASSICS Act (or Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, & Important Contributions to Society Act)(ensures that songwriters and artists receive royalties on pre-1972 songs)
    • The AMP Act (creates a way for producers and engineers to receive direct payments from SoundExchange when recordings are used on satellite radio and online radio services like Pandora)
    The complete text of the new bill is attached.The complete hearing can be watched here:
    https://www.c-span.org/video/?445410-1/recording-artist-smokey-robinson-testifies-copyright-laws

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