Bobby Rosenbloum and Charmaine Smith were panelists for a session titled, "The MMA Passed: Now What? Navigating the New Licensing Landscape" at the South by Southwest 2019 conference on Thursday, March 14.
The Music Modernization Act (“MMA”) represents one of the most extensive modifications to US Copyright Law in decades, insofar as music licensing is concerned. That said, the enactment of the MMA served only as “phase one” of a series of steps that must be taken to streamline music licensing for digital music services. In one sense, the heavy lifting has only begun. This panel explored what comes next and provided a detailed overview of what’s in store over the coming twenty-four months.