From News, posted 2.26.14. The EU Commission is urging creators from around the world to offer their views on existing European copyright rules and whether they should change to meet the challenges of a digital world. The conclusions reached from these views will impact both European creators and American creators whose works are being used… Read more...
BMI Government Affairs & Public Policy
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.
Recent Advocacy News
From News, posted 2.25.14. Broadcast Music, Inc. executives, including CEO Michael O'Neill, SVP of Corporate Strategy, Communications & New Media Richard Conlon and SVP and General Counsel Stu Rosen, are in Washington, D.C., today in support of new legislation introduced by Representative Doug Collins (GA-09). Aptly named the Songwriter Equity Act, the bill's purpose is… Read more...
From News, posted 2.14.14. Broadcast Music, Inc.’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Communications and New Media Richard Conlon and other top executives from around the world discuss the present and future issues in music licensing in this video taken at MIDEM 2014. Learn what’s happening now, where we stand today and how we can better… Read more...
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 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.
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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