“Our non-controversial bill would codify into law the right of producers and other music professionals to collect certain royalties they have earned. This will help support the role of these important individuals in the creative process. With the introduction of this legislation, we take a positive step toward music reform and make sure that all in the industry have a fair shake at succeeding. I’m proud to lead this bipartisan effort, and look forward to the rapid enactment of this bill,” Grassley said.
“Great music is the work of not just great artists, but talented sound engineers, mixers, and producers as well. For the first time, this legislation protects their contributions under federal law, and ensures that they can receive the royalties they are due for their part in creating the music we so enjoy,” Feinstein said.
“Tennessee is blessed with a vibrant music industry composed of accomplished producers, talented songwriters, skilled musicians, and countless small and large businesses. However, while the industry has transformed with advances in technology and new platforms providing access to music, we have yet to modernize the way music creators are compensated for their work. This legislation will help improve the music marketplace so that it works not only for consumers but also the countless people who bring to life the music we enjoy each day,” Corker said.
“Producer, mixers, and engineers play an indispensable role in the creation of music we love,” Harris said. “Though their contributions are being made behind the scenes, these studio professionals should not be denied fair pay for their work.”