Rosanne Cash, Congressman Jim Cooper join panel to discuss Music Modernization Act

The Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville and the Artist Rights Alliance (formerly Content Creators Coalition) are partnering to present “Unpacking the Music Modernization Act,” a panel discussion with Congressman Jim Cooper, Rosanne Cash, Ted Kalo and Leighton Linning at the Nashville Public Library downtown at 615 Church Street, on Friday, February 22 at 11:30 a.m.

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law on October 11, 2018. This legislation is intended to modernize copyright-related issues concerning new technology, like streaming and digital radio. This law is a big step for the music community but also leaves many questions in its passing. Join us for a brief overview of the MMA followed by a discussion with panelists who have a rare insight into how this new law affects artists, music and the business of music.

Congressman Jim Cooper, a U.S. Representative for Tennessee’s 5th congressional district, has long been a champion for musicians. Joining him is Rosanne Cash, four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, ARA board member and outspoken advocate for artist rights. Other panelists include Leighton Linning, an entertainment law attorney at Gordon Law Group in Nashville, and Ted Kalo, executive director of the Artist Rights Alliance who brings with him 20 years of political experience from D.C. Erin McAnally, a music business professional, educator, and artist advocate will begin the panel with a brief overview of the MMA to familiarize everyone with the new law and then will moderate the discussion.

This event is the first time that the Artist Rights Alliance has teamed up with the Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville. Both organizations have many common objectives in the pursuit of empowering artists and are proud to offer this exceptionally valuable and unique event.

The ARA (formerly Content Creators Coalition) is a non-profit organization with the mission of empowering artists, especially in the digital realm. The Arts & Business Council is a non-profit organization that leverages and unites the unique resources of the arts and business communities to create a thriving, sustainable creative culture in Nashville.

“Unpacking the Music Modernization Act” will be held Friday, February 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Nashville Public Library downtown at 615 Church Street. This event is free and open to the public and is also available for CLE credit. Please register as seating is limited.