Mastodon’s Brann Dailor and Bill Kelliher are among the musicians in Washington avocating for the Music Modernization Act, which “combines key provisions of what were four separate legislative initiatives into a single bill that will update how music rates are set and how songwriters and artists are paid.” That bill was passed by a House Judiciary Committee and is currently awaiting approval by the House Of Representatives. You can read more about the bill in a new Variety article by Judy Chu (D-Calif.) and Doug Collins (R-Ga).
In Washington advocating to multiple members of congress and the senate to pass the music modernization act leveling the playing field for songwriters, composers, legacy artists, producers, engineers and studio professionals, this reform is long overdue and very much needed to ensure fair compensation for our work. #supportmusic #grammysonthehill #musicmodernizationact @recordingacademy @1jfly
#GRAMMYsOnTheHill Advocacy Day was a success! Today, hundreds of #music professionals visited lawmakers to support the rights of music creators to discuss the importance of the #MusicModernizationAct. Members of Congress met with Academy members and artists advocates such as @anthonyhamiltonofficial, @ommaskeith, @lisaloeb, @mastodonrocks, @erikaender, @fantasticnegrito, @jerrydouglas and many others!Whether you’re in the #studio or on the road, let your voice be heard during GRAMMYs on the Hill Advocacy Day by taking action to #SupportMusic! Check out our Instagram Story to get involved and to let your voice be heard.
[via The PRP]