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House Judiciary Committee Field Hearing on the Music Modernization Act
June 27 @ 10:00 am
On June 27 at 10 a.m. CT, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a field hearing titled Five Years Later — The Music Modernization Act, which will be held at the Belmont University, Gabhart Student Center, in Multipurpose Room A/B, 1930 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, TN 37212. The hearing will examine the impact of the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA), five years after it was signed into law in 2018. The hearing will examine the system created by the MMA to administer blanket mechanical licenses and collect and distribute mechanical licensing royalties. The hearing will also explore whether the legislation is operating as intended by Congress and consider reforms. Witnesses include David Porter, award-winning songwriter and producer; 2005 Inductee, Songwriters Hall of Fame; Kris Ahrend, CEO, Mechanical Licensing Collective; Garrett Levin, President & CEO, Digital Media Association; Michael Molinar, General Manager, Big Machine Music; and Abby North, President, North Music Group; Co-Founder, Unchained Melody Publishing. A livestream of the hearing will be available here.