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April 25, 2018
Dennis Wharton
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NAB Statement on House Passage of Music Modernization Act

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to today's passage of the Music Modernization Act by the House of Representatives, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

“NAB applauds the House passage of the Music Modernization Act, which provides a consensus solution to music licensing issues facing songwriters, music publishers, and on-demand streaming services. We especially thank Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Nadler, and Representatives Collins, Jeffries, and Issa for their work to address the concerns of America’s hometown radio and television stations. We look forward to working with lawmakers in the Senate to advance this important legislation.”

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