The Allocation for Music Producers Act, or AMP Act (H.R. 1457) has been introduced to Congress. It would create statutory requirements for recording professionals (producers, mixers, engineers) to receive payment.
According to the Recording Academy, “The bill will create a statutory right for producers to receive royalties from SoundExchange when they have a letter of direction from a featured artist. And it will create a new process by which producers can request royalties from artists for older recordings when there is no letter of direction in place, if the artist does not object.”
Congressmen Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) and Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) introduced the bill, which was crafted with considerable input from the P&E Wing’s Steering Committee.
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