White paper by Panos A. Panay, VP Innovation & Strategy, Berklee College of
Music; Alex Pentland, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Thomas Hardjono, Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The passage of the Music Modernization Act into law is a major milestone
and opportunity for the music industry to usher in a new era of growth and
innovation. Major credit goes to the individuals and organizations who
worked tirelessly to pass this legislation including the National
Association of Music Publishers, the Digital Media Association, the
Recording Industry Association of America, and the many independent
publishers, songwriting groups, and other creative industry advocates. With
the establishment for the first time of a legal framework authorizing a
single comprehensive, accessible database that connects copyright owners of
both sound recordings and compositions, the industry can move to a new
phase: one in which rights holders’ data can be secure yet interoperable
across databases, systems, and applications through shared, open standards.
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