The artist was already scheduled to meet with the president and his son-in-law Jared Kushner at the White House on Thursday.
Kanye West will join the president Donald Trump the sources say that in the White House on Thursday for the signing of the Act of Modernization of Music (MMA) Billboard, as the monumental musical legislation becomes law.
Also, President and CEO of Recording Academy. Neil Portnow President of the Association of the Recording Industry of America Mitch Glazier They will also attend the event, among others. The signing of the legislation is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. local time.
Earlier this week, the New York Times reported that West was scheduled to meet with the president and his son-in-law Jared Kushner in the white house on Thursday. That invitation followed a non-televised speech in favor of Trump that West delivered while a guest was in Saturday night live last month. More details of the planned meetings were not reported.
Billboard has contacted the representative of West to comment on his presence in the signing of the historic musical legislation of the president.
The MMA is a multifaceted bill forged by commitments across the music industry that creates a general mechanical license and a centralized system to administer it, while modifying some of the considerations used to establish music publishing rates. . It also forces digital and satellite radio to pay royalties on pre-1972 master recordings to labels and artists, and codifies the procedure by which SoundExchange can pay the producers and engineers the royalties for the records in which it works.
The Senate unanimously approved the MMA on September 18 and, a week later, the House of Representatives unanimously approved the updated version of the bill, sending it to the president's desk.