New Music Licensing Law Approved by US Senate

New Music Licensing Law Awaits Trump’s Signature
– Daily Journal

Manatt’s Jordan Bromley, a partner in the firm’s music practice, was quoted by the Daily Journal for an article on a new music licensing law.

The Music Modernization Act was approved by the U.S. Senate and now waits for President Donald Trump’s signature. According to the publication, the act was passed to modernize music licensing and to help create a new licensing entity that will handle the administration of mechanical rights.

“At the end of the day, it truly does modernize the process,” said Bromley. “This is a way to make it work when there are hundreds of millions of compositions and hundreds of billions of streams—it digitizes the process. That’s the way it should be done.”