Chicago partner Brian Rosenblatt co-led a team of Recording Academy (Grammys) Members in a District Advocacy Meeting with Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (IL-9 District) on October 24. Brian, along with Peter Strand, Justin Roberts, Wendy Morgan, Susan Voelz, Maurice Kalous, Tera Healy, and Steven Shirk, presented Rep. Schakowsky with a special certificate recognizing her leadership in advancing the Music Modernization Act.
The bipartisan bill was signed into law earlier this month, and overhauls the music copyright licensing infrastructure. The Act incorporates several pieces of legislation, including the Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs Act (CLASSICS), Allocation for Music Producers Act (AMP), and rate standard parity provisions from the Fair Play Fair Pay Act. The bill received zero “no” votes in a unanimous bipartisan consensus—further proof that music truly brings people together. Brian is a 23-year member of the Recording Academy.