ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees Under Review – How Performing Rights Organizations, Antitrust Policy and Statutory Licenses Could Create a Controversy
Broadcast Law Blog
MARCH 7, 2019
In the last few weeks, the press has been buzzing with speculation that the Department of Justice is moving toward suggesting changes in the antitrust consent decrees that govern the operations of ASCAP and BMI. Those same concerns have been identified by antitrust settlements with SESAC (see our articles here and here ), and are currently being sought with GMR (see my article here on the disputes between GMR and the RMLC, with links to other articles on the subject).