In a recent blog post you can read here, I shared the great news about the ruling by U.S. Copyright Royalty Board a few days ago. According to the ruling, the songwriter payouts would increase by 44% in the next five years. Apple Music announced that they would not appeal the decision, while Spotify, Google, Amazon and Pandora have been idle for a while.
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how musicians, songwriters, producers and engineers get paid in the age of streaming, as the current laws are out of date.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: