Exactly five months after the original version passed the United States House of Representatives 415-0, and one week after the bill was unanimously approved by the Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 1551, the Music Modernization Act, under unanimous consent.
The historic bill that updates the music licensing system for the digital age will now head to the President for his signature to become law.
Below is a comment from RIAA President Mitch Glazier on the final passage of the bill:
“With this final House vote, another chapter in the journey of this critical legislation comes to a close. As the Music Modernization Act goes to the President’s desk for signature, we have many Members to thank for their work to make this final House vote possible to improve the lives of countless artists, songwriters and producers. On behalf of a grateful music community, we extend our appreciation to Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Ranking Member Jerry Nadler, and Representatives Doug Collins, Darrell Issa, Marsha Blackburn, Joe Crowley, Ted Deutch, Hakeem Jeffries, and Tom Rooney for their leadership and commitment to getting this bill across the finish line. As the Turtles would say, we’re grateful Congress is ‘so happy together.’”