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Music Modernization Act of 2018

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A bill to amend title 17, United States Code, to provide clarity with respect to, and to modernize, the licensing system for musical works under section 115 of that title, to ensure fairness in the establishment of certain rates and fees under sections 114 and 115 of that title, and for other purposes.

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01/24/2018Introduced in Senate

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05/15/2018Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
01/24/2018Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S501-505)
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Senate Judiciary01/24/2018 Referred to
05/15/2018 Hearings by

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Introduced in Senate (01/24/2018)

Music Modernization Act of 2018

This bill amends the copyright law to create a statutory blanket license for making and distributing nondramatic musical sound recordings, including through digital delivery. The blanket license allows digital music services to distribute sound recordings covered by the license without negotiating for the rights for each individual recording, as long as the music service complies with the license's requirements, such as paying the required royalties.