Trump Signs Music Modernization Act for Digital Era

American politics may be polarized, but a new law signed by President Trump suggests that liberals and conservatives agree on the need for a better system to compensate musicians and songwriters in the digital era. The Music Modernization Act, co-sponsored by Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) and Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), is a response to the modern world of music streaming and satellite radio — platforms that did not exist when laws governing royalty payments to music creators and license holders were drafted decades ago.