Nadler Lauds Signing of Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act into Law
Washington, DC, October 11, 2018
House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) today released the following statement after the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (H.R. 1551), bipartisan legislation to update key provisions of U.S. copyright law regarding music licensing, was signed into law.
“The Music Modernization Act provides a critical update to current copyright law to modernize the music licensing system and better serve both creators and digital music providers. This historic legislation assists digital music providers with the licensing and distribution of musical works, while also ensuring artists, songwriters, and other music creators receive fair market value for their work. I applaud Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership in ensuring this was done in a bipartisan fashion and that the legislation included key measures found in the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, which I introduced the last two Congresses.”
This consensus legislation is a product of the House Judiciary Committee’s comprehensive copyright review and was introduced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Vice Chairman Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Representative Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.), Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Ranking Member Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), former House Judiciary Committee Chairman and current Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and Representative Ted Deutch (D-Fla.).
Title II -- Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service, and Important Contributions to Society (CLASSICS) Act
Title III -- Allocation for Music Producers (AMP) Act