Congress To Vote On Music Modernization Act Today With Support Of Independent Labels

An expanded Music Modernization Act is scheduled for a vote in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday. Though not without its critics, the bipartisan legislation has the strong. Continue reading

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Music Modernization Act: Payday Built On Bad Policy [Op-Ed]

The Music Modernization Act appears poised to pass in Congress with both bipartisan support and the approval of most music industry trade groups. But the sweeping bill still has its. Continue reading

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New Antitrust Chief (Positively) Complicates MMA Songwriter Calculus

Assistant Attorney General Antitrust Makan Delrahim's suggestion of kicking the Department of Jusitice's 'consent decrees' to the benefit of songwriters, potentially drastically altering how they feel about the Music Modernization Act.

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Music Modernization Act: Barf, Just Barf [David Lowery]

While supportive of much of the copyright reform recently put before congress, including the Classics Act and the AMP Act, David Lowery outlines some of the reasons behind his distaste. Continue reading

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Songwriters Guild Endorses Music Modernization Act After Negotiated Changes

The Songwriters Guild Of America has changed it position and will endorse the Music Modernization Act, after changes were made to the bill currently before the US Congress.  While some. Continue reading

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Last Week In Music Commentary

Commentators from inside the music business discuss why the Music Modernization Act is the best path forward, the future of artist development trends, and industry marketing strategies.

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What Is The Music Modernization Act and Who Supports It?

The Music Modernization Act is poised to reshape music copyright and compensation for a generation. But what exactly is the MMA, and how will it impact songwriters and publishers?  We. Continue reading

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