As if the music publishing game wasn’t complicated enough, Representatives Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), Steve Chabot (R-OH), and Suzan Del-Bene (D-WA) are co-sponsoring a new bill to “fix” the music industry. The HR 3350 bill, aka the ‘Transparency in Music Licensing Act’, includes some lovely fine-print that would strip copyright owners of their rights if they don’t participate in Congress’ proposed Universal Song Database.
Keep in mind, this is all in the pipes while the US Copyright Office seat remains vacant under Trump’s leadership. Hold on to your copyrights, friends. This is a douche canoe move at best.