President Donald Trump has simply signed the Music Modernization Act following unanimous approval in each the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.
The Music Modernization Act is now the legislation of the land, due to a signature from President Trump. The signing ceremony, which occurred shortly after midday ET, concerned an extended record of songwriters and well-known musicians.
The invoice, formally listed as “H.R. 1551, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act’,” was praised as a progressive step ahead by Trump.
Accordingly, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and Virginia Representative Bob Goodlatte had been additionally available to reward the passage of the invoice.
The signing ceremony was first tipped by Digital Music News earlier this week, primarily based on reviews from quite a few trade sources. But we did get one factor unsuitable: Kanye West didn’t seem alongside President Trump for the signing as anticipated — or a minimum of not shut sufficient to be captured by the cameras. That misinformation was sadly parroted by various different publications, together with Variety, although it seems that the rapper remains to be slated to satisfy with the president and Jared Kushner to debate different points.
West additionally didn’t get a speech, maybe for apparent causes.
Instead, the most important superstar sitting subsequent to Trump was Kid Rock, a longtime and outspoken supporter of the president. In a short speech, Kid Rock heralded the Music Modernization Act as an enormous step ahead for songwriters who toil within the background, typically unrecognized and underpaid.