MIC Coalition Statement on the Passing of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act in the House and Senate
Washington, D.C. — September 25, 2018 — Below is a statement from the MIC Coalition following the passage of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act in the House and Senate.
The unanimous passage of the the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) in both the House and Senate is an important step in showing that consensus is achievable among music licensing stakeholders. We urge the President to quickly sign the MMA, which includes important provisions related to Congress’ concerns about the Department of Justice potentially terminating the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees, into law.
The consensus that led to the MMA should serve as a model to address other longstanding music licensing issues, like pursuing transparency and simplicity in the multi-billion dollar performing rights licensing industry.