Trump signs bill that ensures music streaming services pay artist royalties

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  • Dane Allen

    I assure you folks, this is the least of our problems.

  • Tugg Speedmann

    #MMGA

  • Salvatore Leonardo Liotta

    He should have vetoed the bill, but he doesn't. Most people in entertainment hate the guy, yet he still takes care of them. Surprised to see Trump supporters comment on an ABC news article, fake news!!

  • Gary Benard Hall

    they are currently paying 3/4 of a penny per stream, Now, did they increase the amount they are actually paying per stream, I'm thinking maybe 4 1/2 cents per stream, would be a livable wage for performers, otherwise, it's just a waste of time!!

  • disqus_sBKZDGKiG8

    The bill was passed unanimously by both houses of congress, so I guess Trump can't claim all the credit. It is veto proof.

  • Boxingwithangels

    He signed a bill that was in the works by Congress for a few years. Big whoop. Everything he does is to engratiate himself with a particular group. If he thinks all artists will stop being against him, he's an idiot

  • CaptnBlynd

    Just one more thing accomplished which I approve of.

  • stamped human bacon

    If I were to develop a drug that cured cancer, the patent would expire after 20 years. Seems odd that a music 'patent' would be given greater protection.

  • Thomas

    I am very wary of people who refer to themselves in the third person. I have always felt that is an indicator of a personality disorder.

  • Alexis Rivera

    This bill does nothing to ensure artists get paid. Why? Because it doesn't regulate the music industry's labels and middlemen that pocket the lion's share of the profits. By going after streaming sites those leeches will get more money while artists stay the same. It also creates new rights to copyright holders for free while the consumer eats a price hike. Copyright is already stacked against the public interest giving it enough power to even curtail free speech. Artists better shut up about getting even more rights after this. Not because they dont deserve to get paid but because its their own fault they let producers and labels eat their lunch while they whine the public that feeds them is never paying enough.

  • MidTennDog

    I understand Trump taking credit where none belongs but what the heck is Sam Moore doing praising Trump over this?? Trump had ZERO to do with this bill other than signing it into law. It took years to get this bill worked out and passed the House and Senate UNANIMOUSLY. Even if he vetoed it, it would have no problem getting the two thirds majority to overrule.

  • AlexaGuyer

    Seriously? The people in Florida have lost everything they had, the stock market is in chaos and Trump wants to make sure that musicians get paid for streaming their music? Priorities.

  • EK the greek

    Music streaming services pass on the bill to customers and lose nothing ......

  • David

    I miss Limewire. Didn't need Pandora or Spotify.

  • Rickyrick Somerick

    Trump getting work done like no president ever he is on another level.maga2020 greatest president ever!

  • kritikosman

    Now pay the musicians!

  • Jan515

    Funny I did not see any coverage of President Trump signing the Save Or Seas Act into law today. The new law will help protect our Oceans from dumping of waste.

  • Truthfully

    So let's see...............Who pays for those royalties???

    Take out your wallet AGAIN trump supporters! We know those starving artists are having it rough. Gee didn't trump use someones songs without permission??