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The Music Industry Can’t Agree With Itself (Even When Congress Can)

A few weeks ago, Congress, in a rare event, was in near-complete agreement about something: passing the Music Modernization Act, a much-awaited bundle of legislation aimed at streamlining copyright rules and boosting songwriter payouts. But the bill was suddenly held up by the music industry itself.

The reason for the abrupt halt was a tangle of politics and financial quibbles. In short: While the bill sailed smoothly through the House of Representatives with a unanimous vote earlier this year, its once-certain passage in the Senate — the last step before landing

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