Music Licensing Overhaul Signed Into Law

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On October 11, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (“MMA”). The MMA consolidates three previously separate bills introduced over the past year: the original Music Modernization Act, the CLASSICS (Classics Protection and Access) Act, and the AMP (Allocation for Music Producers) Act. As many commentators have noted, the MMA represents the most significant music-related legislation since 1998’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

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