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ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews Responds to the Recent Proposal from the US Department of Justice — Artist Rights Watch

July 1, 2016

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ASCAP’s CEO tells songwriters that ASCAP strongly disagrees with the new government rule that forces PROs to adopt 100% licensing. None of the parties to the decrees raised the issue. “We believe that this approach will only create confusion, chaos and instability, harming both music creators and users. Even more troubling is the fact that the government chose this path, despite the fact that more than 15,000 songwriters and composers, as well as the US Copyright Office, members of Congress and others in the industry, registered their strong opposition to 100% licensing with the DOJ.”

via ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews Responds to the Recent Proposal from the US Department of Justice — Artist Rights Watch

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