Trump signed into law a $200,000 donation to the National Center for Music Education, which provides training and certification for artists and music producers.
The donation, announced Tuesday, came from music industry titans such as Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West.
“This new funding is an important step forward in the long term of strengthening music education across the country, and it is an example of the kind of strong, creative and collaborative partnership that will help create more jobs for music industry workers and consumers across the United States,” said Robert W. Baird, chairman and CEO of the National Council of the Music Industry.
The announcement came just hours after Trump tweeted his support for the initiative, saying he would support the center “if they can get it done right.”
Trump signed the legislation in the Oval Office, which has been designated as a national monument since President George W. Bush declared the area an environmental disaster in 2008.
The National Endowment for the Arts, a nonprofit organization with a mission of promoting and preserving the arts, received $300,000 from the music industry to support the program.
“Today marks a significant moment in the history of the arts,” the president said.
“Music education has long been an important and critical element of our nation’s culture and economy, and today’s new funding will help keep our artists and producers on the front lines of the cultural revolution as they prepare for the next big wave of innovation and creativity that is sweeping the world.”
Trump’s administration has been criticized for the slow pace of legislation and its lack of transparency.
The bill, which the White House released Tuesday, requires artists and other creators to submit plans for their shows to the center within six months.
The program also requires musicians to submit their most recent financial reports.
In 2018, the agency was forced to stop funding the program after reports that it had received less than $10 million from the entertainment industry.