Sunday, 16 December, 2018

Kid Rock comes to White House as Trump signs royalty bill

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Deanna Wagner | 14 October, 2018, 03:48

The Music Modernization Act will simplify the music-licensing process, making it easier for rights holders to be more fairly compensated when their music is streamed online.

Also present were the Doobie Brothers guitarist Jeff Baxter, MercyMe, The Beach Boys' Mike Love, Craig Morgan, John Rich and Sam Moore.

The legislation, updating music copyright law, combines the Allocation for Music Producers Act, which provides royalties for music producers; the CLASSICS Act, which provides royalties for songs created before 1972 from digital streaming services; and a watered-down Fair Play, Fair Pay Act, which does not include the provision that broadcast radio should pay for songs.

The MMA will also make sure artists are compensated on songs recorded before 1972 as well as allowing for producers to be paid royalties.

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Trump met with Kanye West later that day, though West wasn't in attendance for the signing.

Politico spoke to White House sources and people close to Trump who say they are concerned about declining coverage because of Fox's editorial decision. "They were treated very unfairly".

"We are incredibly grateful for the Members of Congress who passed the MMA and the President for signing it", Israelite said. "They're not going to be treated unfairly anymore", Trump added. We build factories here in America to create jobs. 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. This important legislation will benefit songwriters, legacy recording artists, producers, digital streaming services, and music listeners". "Today is about their future and this bill stands as a great statement on what can be done when we work together".