Spotify's general counsel and Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs, Horacio Gutierrez, called the act a "huge step", adding "The MMA will benefit the music community and create a more transparent and streamlined approach to music licensing and payment for artists".
That's the reaction delivered Thursday morning by National Music Publishers' Association President/CEO David Israelite in reaction to the White House signing by President Trump of the Hatch-Goodlatte Music Modernization Act.
Also included in the legislation is The Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service & Important Contributions Act (CLASSICS), which ensures artists will receive royalties for songs recorded before 1972. It will ensure songwriters and artists are granted royalties on songs recorded before 1972.
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He followed up by taking off his shorts in the ring and delivering one of the best post-fight interviews the UFC has ever seen. Good right jab from Showtime, Ferguson returns with a left jab. "Where you at McNuggets - you fucking piece of shit?" he said.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said of the meeting: "Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner".
Trump met with Kanye West later that day, though West wasn't in attendance for the signing. We build factories here in America to create jobs.
West has been a proud supporter of Donald Trump since sporting the infamous MAGA hat, and expressing his love for the POTUS, and he recently made waves by donning the controversial piece once more during an appearance on Saturday Night Live, delivering a pro-Trump rant after the show went off the air. "Today is about their future and this bill stands as a great statement on what can be done when we work together". The bill won wide bipartisan support in the House and Senate and is backed by the music industry.