The conversation around music producers lately has been one of fair compensation and credit. Many producers feel like their art is not valued enough in the current music industry climate. Sonny Digital has even gone so far as to say music producers need their own union.
Now it’s being reported that the United States Senate has introduced a bill that will give music producers federal copyright protection. The news was delivered via the Recording Academy (the group that heads the Grammys). The bill, called the Allocation of Music Producers Act (AMP), will be the first to seek rights legislation for studio professionals like producers and engineers.
According to Digital Music News:
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), along with Ranking Members Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), are pushing to bill onto the broader Senate floor.
Apparently there is no real opposition to the bill and so it will likely pass.