Last Wednesday (April 11), United States’ House Judiciary Committee voted unanimously (32-0) to approve the Music Modernization Act. It is a big step towards clarifying how musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers get paid in the age of streaming, as the current laws are out of date. The bill has had great support from many musicians and music organizations, and for this blog post I would like to break it down for you:
With the rise of streaming and YouTube, cover songs gained a whole new level of importance to provide exposure. Many mainstream artists today started out as independent artists, who at some point covered a song that gained attention.