Washington • President Donald Trump welcomed musicians Kid Rock and nation big name John Rich to the White House on Thursday as he signed law overhauling the best way song is authorized and songwriters compensated.
Trump signed the Orrin B. Hatch Music Modernization Act on Thursday. The invoice gained broad bipartisan support within the House and Senate and is subsidized by means of the song business. It’s named after the retiring Utah senator, who could also be a musician.
Also becoming a member of the president have been Mike Love of the Beach Boys, singer Sam Moore and the Christian workforce MercyMe.
The law creates a new independent entity that can license songs to corporations that play song on-line.
The nonprofit collective will then pay songwriters, together with those that wrote pre-1970s classics earlier than song copyrights secure their paintings.