Tuesday, 10 June 2014 00:00

Congressional Music Licensing Hearings LIVE

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House Judiciary

Today the Judiciary Committee will begin “the first of two important hearings on music licensing,” according to Hypebot. Hypebot also tells us that “The arguments will shape copyright reform and the royalty paid for decades.”

Witnesses are said to include OneHouse’s Jim Griffin, Recording Academy President and CEO Neil Portnow, BMI CEO Michael O’Neill and many more. However, Hypebot points out the noticeable absence of “Younger voices and minorities, as well as, artists and technologists whose imagination is being restricted by antiquated licensing regulations.”

You can watch the hearing live NOW (Started at 10am EST) on the House Judiciaty Committee website, and head to Hypebot for more info including a full list of witnesses.

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