On March 10th at 10AM EST, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights will hear testimonies regarding the Department of Justice Consent Decrees for ASCAP and BMI. The Consent Decrees, originally entered in 1941, were created to to address competitive concerns arising from the market power each organization acquired through the aggregation of public performance rights held by their member songwriters and music publishers. They have been amended periodically throughout the years and were last updated in 1994 for BMI and 2001 for ASCAP.
Mr. Mike Dowdle
Vice President Of Business Affairs And General Counsel
Ms. Jodie Griffin
Senior Staff Attorney
Mr. Chris Harrison
Vice President Of Business Affairs
Pandora Media, Inc.
Ms. Beth Matthews
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)
Mr. Lee Thomas Miller
Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Songwriter Affiliate
President, Nashville Songwriters Association International
Mr. Matt Pincus
Founder And CEO
SONGS Music Publishing
You can live stream the hearing here.
A full review of testimonies to follow…