Music copyright reform gains traction as coalition backs key legislation

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On Monday, virtually every major trade association announced their support for a slate of bills that is likely to represent the music copyright reform package that Congressional leaders like U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Virginia, have pushed for.

In addition to the Music Modernization Act, the coalition backed the Classics Act, which would pay artists and labels for songs recorded before 1972 when their music is played on internet and satellite radio; and the AMP Act, which codifies record producers’ and engineers’ right to digital royalties.

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