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Kanye West to join Donald Trump to sign music copyright law

CONTROVERSY: Kanye West

KANYE WEST will be present as U.S. President Donald Trump signs a bill transforming American music copyright law during his visit to The White House on Thursday (Oct 11).

The 2018 Music Modernization Act (MMA), which was passed by U.S. Senators last month, has been campaigned for by musicians and industry figures and reforms music licensing to allow songwriters and artists to allow songwriters to receive payments for pre-1972 recordings and increases their earnings from streaming services.

According to Variety, the Good Life rapper will look on as Trump signs the legislation. This follows news that West would be visiting the White House which was confirmed by presidential officials.

The rapper and fashion designer will meet Trump for lunch, as well as joining his son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner to discuss various issues, including prison reform.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said of the meeting: "Kanye West is coming to the White House to have lunch with President Trump and he will also meet with Jared Kushner. Topics of discussions will include manufacturing resurgence in America, prison reform, how to prevent gang violence, and what can be done to reduce violence in Chicago."

This will be the second time the Gold Digger hitmaker has met with Trump since his election as president, as they met at Trump Tower in New York City in December 2016, shortly after he won that year's presidential vote.

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