Collins Praises Senate Introduction of Music Modernization Act
WASHINGTON—Today Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) led a bipartisan group of lawmakers in introducing the Music Modernization Act in the Senate. Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) introduced the bill in the House last month, and Collins offered the following statement marking the introduction of the Senate companion:
“The work that my friends Senators Hatch and Alexander have done on behalf of music creators and music lovers is outstanding. The Music Modernization Act will bring music licensing into the twenty-first century, ensuring that songwriters and publishers are fairly compensated and that digital providers enjoy the operational efficiencies of the modern age.
"I applaud Senators Hatch, Alexander, Coons, Corker, Durbin, Isakson, Jones and Whitehouse for their leadership in advocating for these crucial updates to the music licensing landscape and for helping to bring key stakeholders together around this bill. As the Music Modernization Act gains industry support and steam in both houses of Congress, I look forward to continuing to collaborate on this bipartisan, bicameral initiative.”