Congressman Jim Cooper

Representing the 5th District of Tennessee

Cooper Applauds Congressional Passage of the Music Modernization Act

Sep 26, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) today applauded congressional passage of the Music Modernization Act, a bill that promotes fairness in an essential Nashville industry. The House this week passed the Senate’s version of the legislation.

President Trump’s signature will make the landmark bill the law of the land.

“Congress has finally listened to the music industry,” Rep. Cooper said. “I hope the President signs our bill into law quickly so our songwriters get better pay for their work. This bill is great news for Music City.”

Rep. Cooper was an original cosponsor of the Music Modernization Act, legislation that creates a blanket licensing system and spurs other major changes. The bill is set to promote public consumption of licensed music, increase royalties paid out to rights holders, and lead to licensing efficiencies.