It seems that the hottest ticket in Washington DC on Thursday is the President Donald TrumpThe signing of the Music Modernization Act (MMA), as Kid Rock, has been added to the guest list for the monumental event.
The sources say Billboard that Rock will join Trump and Kanye West, whose attendance was revealed on Wednesday (October 10), at the White House, to witness that music 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 signature is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. local time.
Rock visited Trump in the White House last year with Ted Nugent during the first 100 days in the position of president.
Billboard has contacted Rock and West representatives to comment on their presence in the signature of the president of the historic bill, as well as their support for the legislation. None of the artists has been a particularly vocal supporter of the bill, but both have shown fervent support for the president.
The MMA creates a general mechanical license and a centralized system to administer it, while changing some 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. It is the product of a commitment throughout the music industry and has received exceptional support in all sectors.
Last month, the Senate unanimously approved the MMA and then the House of Representatives unanimously approved an updated version of the bill, sending it to the president's desk.