House Approves Music Modernization Act for Digital-Era Royalties

In what is being hailed as a historic day for music creators, the Music Modernization Act passed the House, paving the way for improved royalty payments to songwriters, artists and creatives in the digital era. Speaking from the House floor today, Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) said the bill “brings early 20th century music laws for the analog era into the 21st century digital era,” adding, “music is no longer written on piano rolls, and our laws shouldn’t be based on that technology either.”