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Statement On Final Passage Of The Music Modernization Act

Washington, DC – IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement upon the final passage of the Music Modernization Act (H.R. 1551) (MMA) in the House of Representatives:

“The internet industry commends policymakers for passing the Music Modernization Act. This bill takes a process designed for player pianos and modernizes it for our digital music age. The MMA reflects the realities of our golden age of digital music. Streaming services provide immense benefits to those that create music and the fans that love to listen to it. The entire music ecosystem, from consumers, to songwriters and artists, to innovative music streaming platforms will benefit from this bill. We encourage President Trump to sign it quickly into law.”

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