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Univision Communications Inc. Commends the Senate Judiciary Committee on Passing the Music Modernization Act

Jun 28, 2018

This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Music Modernization Act (MMA) by unanimous voice vote. Univision Communications Inc. commends the Committee on passing the MMA and thanks Chairman Charles Grassley, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, and Senators Orrin Hatch, Sheldon Whitehouse, and other co-sponsors for their leadership on this legislation.

Among other things, the MMA includes language that will formally establish a role for Congress as the Department of Justice reviews consent decrees with the two largest performing rights organizations — ASCAP and BMI — which collectively license over 90% of the musical works that are played on local radio and television stations. Univision supports this legislation and its approach to promoting a balanced and fair music marketplace.


Univision Communications Inc. felicita al Comité Judicial del Senado por aprobar la Ley de Modernización Musical

Esta mañana, el Comité Judicial del Senado aprobó la Ley de Modernización Musical (Music Modernization Act o MMA) con un voto oral unánime. Univision Communications Inc. felicita al comité por aprobar MMA y agradece a su presidente, Charles Grassley, la líder de su bancada minoritaria, Dianne Feinstein, los senadores Orrin Hatch, Sheldon Whitehouse y otros auspiciadores por su liderazgo con esta legislación.

Entre otras cosas, MMA incluye disposiciones que le otorgarán formalmente un papel al Congreso mientras el Departamento de Justicia examina acuerdos de conciliación con dos de las más grandes organizaciones de derechos artísticos —ASCAP y BMI—, las que juntas otorgan derechos a más de 90% de las piezas musicales que se tocan en estaciones locales de radio y televisión. Univision apoya esta legislación y su estrategia para promover un mercado musical equilibrado y justo.


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