Kid Rock, Mike Love, And More (But Not Kanye) Join Trump For Music Modernization Act Signing
President Donald Trump is having lunch with Kanye West today, but first, their political ally Kid Rock stopped by for the signing of the Music Modernization Act — officially known as H.R. 1551, the “Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act.”
The bill, which passed in the Senate last month after some last-minute opposition from SiriusXM, is intended to update antiquated US copyright law for the digital era. Trump, who couldn’t get the A-list stars he wanted for his inauguration, will have two genuine stars by his side as he signed this bill into law. The Beach Boys’ Mike Love, Sam Moore of Sam & Dave, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter of the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan, country singers John Rich and Craig Morgan, and the Christian band MercyMe are also there, as is outgoing Grammy president Neil Portnow.
UPDATE: Kanye did not end up appearing at the signing, but comments during the signing indicated he was still on the schedule for lunch. Watch an archive of the ceremony below.