Recording artist Smokey Robinson, left, gives Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., a kiss as Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, looks on before the start of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Protecting and Promoting Music Creation for the 21st Century” on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Smokey Robinson asked the Senate Judiciary committee Tuesday to help older, struggling musicians by updating copyright laws.
“I know a lot of musicians and producers and writers who have fallen on hard times and we could really use that money,” the singer said. “It’s not just about music, it’s about lives.”