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Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted unanimously 415-0 to pass the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 5447) and fix antiquated music copyright laws. The Senate must now follow suit. As yet, the MMA has gained a total to 46 supporters, still short of the necessary support of 51 senators. Tell your Senators that you support the Music Modernization Act – and urge them to do so too – by following this link created by the Recording Academy.
It’s very easy. The above link will look up your Senators, and a pre-written letter is provided; just fill in your personalized info and send. If a Senator has already signed on, it sends a thank you letter—which is also important! So please, send to as many of your clients, friends and acquaintances as possible!
Although the comprehensive copyright bill technically has until the Congressional term concludes at the end of the year to pass, insiders say that, ideally, the legislation would be buttoned up by Oct. 12, before the House of Representatives adjourns in advance of the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The reason is that after early October, Senators are likely to shift their attention almost entirely to midterm elections.
Act now for this very important legislation – designed to reform the way producers, engineers, mixers and songwriters are paid in the digital age.