February 01, 2019

In this article, Partners Steven R. Englund and Alison I. Stein and Associate Ava U. McAlpin discuss the Orrin G. Hatch–Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA), which the president signed into law in October 2018. The authors explore the five principal sets of changes the MMA makes to the Copyright Act and how those changes affect licensing of musical compositions and sound recordings.