US Music Modernization Act signed into law

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Sound Royalties, an industry-leading finance firm for music creatives, is commending the official passage of the transformative and much-needed Music Modernization Act.

Additionally, the President signed the landmark Music Modernization Act, which guarantees increased and faster royalty payments for performers, songwriters and producers. He was joined by singer Kid Rock, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, singer Sam Moore and the Christian group MercyMe.

Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow and Recording Industry Association of America President Mitch Glazier, along with other music industry leaders are expected to attend.

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The CLASSICS Act (Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, & Important Contributions to Society Act), which will ensure that creatives receive royalties from digital and satellite radio for songs recorded before 1972.

The meeting that will take place at the White House this week between Trump and Ye is said to concern topics of social issues like prison reform, employment in the manufacturing industry and gang violence. "They were treated very unfairly. The MMA brings the rules governing music into the 21st century, and represents a holistic improvement that will benefit the entire music ecosystem". "They're not going to be treated unfairly anymore". The Music Modernization Act is a huge step towards making that a reality, modernizing the outdated licensing system to suit the digital world we live in. "Today is about their future and this bill stands as a great statement on what can be done when we work together". Pandora's General Counsel, Steve Bene:"Today's signing of the Music Modernization Act is a generation-defining win for music artists, songwriters, platforms and - most importantly - the fans".

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