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BMI’s primary goal is to ensure that our writers, composers and publishers are properly compensated for the public use of their music. This objective requires a multifaceted approach that involves educating about public policy and partnerships.

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April 19, 2014

BMI Execs Participate in California Copyright Conference Panel

Broadcast Music Inc.'s Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Stu Rosen, and Senior Vice President, Distribution and Administration Services, Alison Smith, recently participated in the California Copyright Conference's “Music Industry Under Attack” panel discussion in Studio City, CA. The conference focused on current issues facing the industry, including rights withdrawal...

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Foremost, BMI strives to educate the public about the need for copyright protection so that the creative ecosystem between art and commerce can continue. In doing this, BMI takes an active role in the public policy conversation on the development of intellectual property rights in the digital age, and partners with leading academic institutions by sending BMI experts as speakers on leading industry panels and seminars. As a company serving music users ranging from the corner bar or restaurant to the largest of broadcast and digital media entities, BMI’s business activities touch on a number of issues of great interest to federal and state legislators. BMI works closely with members of Congress as they oversee copyright law and draft future legislation that will affect our affiliates. BMI also actively participates in international forums that seek to redefine global rights management mechanisms for the digital age.


BMI is a member of CISAC, the leading worldwide network of authors’ societies, to promote the interests of creators and provide the highest business standards that will protect their rights globally.

BMI is also a proud member of the Copyright Alliance and joined the call to increase support for the protection of intellectual property.

BMI, along with a group of collective rights-management organizations, completed a nine-month stakeholder engagement and scoping study for the creation of a Global Repertoire Database (GRD) to enable a more effective multi-territory licensing procedure.

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BMI carefully monitors legislative activity to serve as a voice for our songwriters, composers, and music publishers, wherever their interests may be implicated, to preserve the value of music.

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