DEPT. of JUSTICE REVIEWS ASCAP AND BMI CONSENT DECREES

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The U.S. Dept. of Justice is reviewing the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees.   Around since 1941, the consent decrees are antiquated and need to be eliminated or drastically changed.

NSAI recently submitted the changes we would recommend on behalf of songwriters.  More than 250 organizations and individuals filed comments with the U.S. Dept. of Justice regarding the consent decrees. 

DOJ is expected to make recommendations regarding the consent decrees sometime in 2015. 

 Read NSAI’s submission here:
http://www.justice.gov/atr/cases/ascapbmi/comments/307686.pdf

Find all submissions to DOJ here:
http://www.justice.gov/atr/cases/ascapbmi/index.html

 

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