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LAST DAY TO SIGN OUR LETTER: Tell the DOJ to Modernize the Consent Decrees

Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) opened a new review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees that govern how we license our respective repertories to music users, including digital streaming services; radio, TV and cable companies; and bars, restaurants and retail stores. These consent decrees were conceived in 1941 and are completely out of touch with the way music is listened to in today’s digital world.

We are asking the government to modernize these antiquated decrees to create a fair and level playing field for all songwriters and composers. We feel that doing so would achieve more flexibility for our members, as well as promote competition and innovation in the music marketplace. (You can read more about our position in this open letter to the industry on consent decree reform.)

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