Kanye West heads to the White House, where he will witness a historic moment in the law of entertainment. According to TMZ, they will attend the signing ceremony of the Music Modernization Act, a bill that was approved unanimously by the Senate less than a month ago.
The multi-faceted legislation is aimed at modernizing the protection of copyright of recording artists and composers in the digital era and broadcasting. MMA consists of three independent acts: the Modernization of Music Act of 2018, which simplifies royalties and the licensing process with respect to streaming; The CLASSICS Law, which guarantees satellite radio and digital services, adequately compensates artists for pre-1972 music; and the Assignment Act for music producers, which allows producers and engineers to receive larger payments if their work is used on satellite or broadcast platforms.
Kanye will see how President Donald Trump enacts the MMA law this Thursday. The president of the Recording Academy, Neil Portnow, will also attend the ceremony, according to TMZ.
As previously reported, he will go to the White House on Thursday for a lunch with POTUS. The two are expected to address a broad range of issues, including criminal justice reform, gang violence in Chicago and American manufacturing.
News of Kanye's visit to the White House began on Monday, more than a week after the rapper delivered a pro-Trump speech not televised on Saturday night live.
"Blacks always want Democrats … You know it's like the plan they did, get the parents out of the house and put them in welfare … Does anyone know? That's a Democratic plan," he said in the SNL stage. "There are so many times that I talk to a white person about this and they tell me:" How would you like Trump? He is racist. " Well, uh, if I was worried about racism, I would have moved from the United States a long time ago. "