The Recording Academy Release a Statement On The Signing Of The Music Modernization Act Into Law
Today, the president signed the Music Modernization Act into law. The Recording Academy's president, Neil Portnow issued a statement on the law's signing. Read the statement below:
With the president's signature today, the Music Modernization Act is officially the law of the land. As we celebrate the harmony and unity that got us here, we applaud the efforts of the thousands of performers, songwriters, and studio professionals who rallied for historic change to ensure all music creators are compensated fairly when their work is used by digital and satellite music services. We thank the members of Congress who championed this issue throughout the past several years to bring music law into the 21st century.
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.