The Recording Academy Makes a Statement On Final Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

The Recording Academy Makes a Statement On Final Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

The Music Modernization Act has been passed in the House of Representatives. The president and CEO of the Recording Academy has issued a statement on its passage. Read the statement below:

The trajectory of the Music Modernization Act has shown the power of music creators to effect real change. From its unanimous approval in the House of Representatives in April, to its passage in the Senate last week, we have seen unprecedented advocacy from the music community. With today's final passage of the bill in the House, we are one step away from the most sweeping music copyright reform since the 8-track tape era, and we look forward to this being signed into law.

Neil Portnow

President/CEO

Recording Academy™

ABOUT THE RECORDING ACADEMY

Best known for the GRAMMY Awards®, the Recording Academy is the only organization that exists to champion the voices of performers, songwriters, producers, and engineers. With no CORPORATE members, the Recording Academy directly and solely represents music creators, working tirelessly to protect their rights and interests. From strong representation in Washington, to mobilizing the industry and organizing grassroots movements across all 50 states, we use advocacy, education, and dialogue to raise awareness about pressing music issues, develop policy, and advance key legislation. Our purpose is to give back to music MAKERS by making sure that they're compensated fairly for their work today and have greater opportunities to prosper tomorrow.

For more information about the Recording Academy's ongoing advocacy work, visit www.grammy.com/advocacy, follow @GRAMMYAdvocacy on Twitter, and "like" GRAMMY Advocacy on Facebook.

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