President Signs MMA Into Law

NABOn October 11, President Trump signed the Orrin G. Hatch – Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) into law, putting into effect the first reform of music copyright law in decades.

In a statement released by the NAB, the organization notes that the “NAB supported this legislation, which formally establishes a role for Congress as the Department of Justice reviews consent decrees with the two largest performing rights organizations — ASCAP and BMI. The decrees are essential to a functioning music marketplace, and any action to terminate them must now be preceded by appropriate congressional oversight to protect the interests of songwriters, licensees and music consumers.”

The NAB has summarized the effect to broadcasters here.

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