The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet will hold a field hearing on the impact of the Music Modernization Act tomorrow (June 27) at Belmont University Gabhart Student Center’s Multipurpose Room in Nashville.
The hearing, “Five Years Later – The Music Modernization Act,” will examine the impact of the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA), five years after it was signed into law and review the system created by the MMA to administer blanket mechanical licenses and collect and distribute mechanical licensing royalties. The hearing will also explore whether the legislation is operating as intended by Congress and consider reforms.
Witnesses on hand for the hearing will include David Porter, songwriter, producer and 2005 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee; Kris Ahrend, CEO, Mechanical Licensing Collective; Garrett Levin, President & CEO, Digital Media Association; Michael Molinar, General Manager, Big Machine Music; Abby North, President, North Music Group and Co-Founder, Unchained Melody Publishing; and Daniel Tashian, songwriter, producer and musician.
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