SAG-AFTRA Releases Statement On The Passing Of The Music Modernization Act
SAG-AFTRA commends the United States Senate for passing the Music Modernization Act. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said the following:
"The Senate's passage of the Music Modernization Act ensures that our singers and sound recording artists will at last be justly compensated for their pre-1972 works on digital and satellite platforms. We thank the Republicans and Democrats who together voted to correct this injustice and move the music industry forward. This is a great day for all the artists and creators whose work has and will continue to bring joy to millions of people across the globe. I'd also like to thank SAG-AFTRA members for their thousands of emails to Congress. Their voices were heard.
We now urge the House of Representatives to pass the Senate bill quickly and look forward to the president signing this important legislation into law."
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at sagaftraorg.