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Short Titles as Introduced

Allocation for Music Producers Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend title 17, United States Code, to provide for direct payment of statutory sound recording performance royalties to record producers, and for other purposes.

Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
03/19/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
04/21/2015Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/19/2015Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/19/2015Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (49)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Rooney, Thomas J. [R-FL-17]* 03/19/2015
Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33] 06/17/2015
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9] 10/16/2015
Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9] 10/16/2015
Rep. Brady, Robert A. [D-PA-1] 10/16/2015
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large] 10/20/2015
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16] 10/21/2015
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-13] 11/02/2015
Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] 11/05/2015
Rep. Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7] 11/05/2015
Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12] 11/18/2015
Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7] 11/19/2015
Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27] 11/19/2015
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 11/30/2015
Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18] 11/30/2015
Rep. Brownley, Julia [D-CA-26] 12/03/2015
Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38] 12/08/2015
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28] 12/11/2015
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6] 12/15/2015
Rep. Tipton, Scott R. [R-CO-3] 12/15/2015
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10] 12/18/2015
Rep. Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4] 01/28/2016
Rep. Deutch, Theodore E. [D-FL-21] 02/09/2016
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-23] 02/23/2016
Rep. Nadler, Jerrold [D-NY-10] 02/23/2016
Rep. Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29] 03/03/2016
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-25] 04/12/2016
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-13] 04/12/2016
Rep. Olson, Pete [R-TX-22] 04/12/2016
Rep. Meeks, Gregory W. [D-NY-5] 04/12/2016
Rep. Blumenauer, Earl [D-OR-3] 04/12/2016
Rep. Welch, Peter [D-VT-At Large] 04/12/2016
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1] 04/15/2016
Rep. Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4] 04/28/2016
Rep. Ruiz, Raul [D-CA-36] 09/08/2016
Rep. Cooper, Jim [D-TN-5] 09/19/2016
Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] 09/28/2016
Rep. Trott, David A. [R-MI-11] 09/28/2016
Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4] 09/28/2016
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1] 11/14/2016
Rep. Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4] 11/14/2016
Rep. Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3] 11/29/2016
Rep. Knight, Stephen [R-CA-25] 12/05/2016
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-8] 12/08/2016
Rep. Collins, Doug [R-GA-9] 12/08/2016
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 12/08/2016
Rep. Doggett, Lloyd [D-TX-35] 12/08/2016
Rep. Marino, Tom [R-PA-10] 12/08/2016
Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30] 12/08/2016

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary03/19/2015 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet04/21/2015 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/19/2015)

Allocation for Music Producers Act or the AMP Act

Amends federal copyright law to require a collective designated by the Copyright Royalty Judges to implement a policy providing for the acceptance of instructions (referred to as a "letter of direction") from a person who owns the exclusive right to publicly perform a sound recording by means of a digital audio transmission, or from a recording artist of a such a sound recording, to distribute a portion of royalty payments to a producer, mixer, or sound engineer who was part of the creative process behind the sound recording.

Requires the collective to adopt special procedures for a producer, mixer, or sound engineer to receive a portion of royalties for recordings fixed before November 1, 1995, by certifying that a reasonable effort has been made to obtain a letter of direction from an artist who owns the right to receipts payable with respect to the sound recording.