Advocacy Archives

Jan 15 2021 An Open Letter from ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews and BMI President and CEO Mike O’Neill in Response to the DOJ Closing Statement on the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees
Dec 22 2020 Congress Approves New COVID Relief Package: What it Means for Music Creators
Dec 21 2020 ASCAP & BMI Launch Songview, a Comprehensive Data Resource for Music Users
Nov 9 2020 Songs for Change: BMI Songwriters Call For Action
Sep 21 2020 Shira Perlmutter Appointed as Register of the U.S. Copyright Office
Jul 28 2020 BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill Champions Consent Decree Reform
Jul 21 2020 BMI Announces Its Support of Multiple Organizations Dedicated to The Fight For Racial Justice
Jul 21 2020 Together We Will Be Heard
Jun 11 2020 BMI’s Commitment to Change
Jun 10 2020 BMI Stands With the Black Community and Calls for Change
Apr 15 2020 BMI and Other Performing Rights Organizations Join MusiCares® and the Recording Academy® in Support of COVID-19 Relief Fund
Mar 30 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: What it Means for Music Creators
Mar 20 2020 BMI and Other Songwriter Organizations Ask Congress to Address Needs of Music Creators During Pandemic
Dec 18 2019 BMI’s Position on Reported New Royalty Policy at Discovery Networks
Aug 14 2019 BMI’s Mike O’Neill Takes Part in Hatch Foundation Music Licensing Symposium
Jun 5 2019 BMI Responds to DOJ’s Review of BMI and ASCAP Consent Decrees
Apr 30 2019 New ‘50 States of Music’ Website Shows Economic & Cultural Impact of Recording Artists & Songwriters
Feb 28 2019 BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill and ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews Issue Open Letter to the Industry on Consent Decree Reform
Feb 5 2019 Support the MLC to Ensure Songwriters & Music Publishers Are in Charge of Licensing Copyrights
Dec 4 2018 Nomination Period Extended For Songwriter-Member Seats of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committee
Nov 5 2018 Nomination Period Now Open for Songwriter-Member Seats of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committee
Nov 1 2018 BMI Explains What the Music Modernization Act Means for Songwriters and Composers
Nov 1 2018 Michael Collins Joins BMI as Vice President, Government Relations
Oct 11 2018 Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law
Sep 25 2018 Music Modernization Act Unanimously Passes House of Representatives
Sep 17 2018 Karen Buse Joins BMI as Managing Director, European Society Relations
Aug 23 2018 Music Modernization Act Achieves Important Milestone
Jul 24 2018 Read BMI’s Statement on the Music Modernization Act
May 17 2018 BMI Comments on Tonight’s RMLC Rate Court Filing
Mar 20 2018 DOJ Consent Decree Appeal Deadline Expires – Final Ruling Permitting Fractional Licensing Stands
Jan 26 2018 BMI, ASCAP & NAB Joint Statement on Deal Resolving Broadcast Concerns With Music Modernization Act
Jan 24 2018 Music Modernization Act Introduced in Senate
Dec 21 2017 BMI Supports Introduction of the Music Modernization Act of 2017
Dec 19 2017 BMI Wins Consent Decree Battle Over U.S. Department of Justice
Dec 1 2017 BMI Comments on Hearing Before Court of Appeals Regarding Its Consent Decree Victory Over the DOJ
Aug 17 2017 BMI Responds to DOJ’s Appeal of its Consent Decree Victory
Aug 17 2017 Q&A on The Department of Justice’s Interpretation of BMI’s Consent Decree
Jul 26 2017 BMI & ASCAP Announce Creation of New Musical Works Database
May 18 2017 BMI Responds to Department of Justice Appeal Brief
Mar 7 2017 Mechanical Rights Hearing in D.C.
Feb 2 2017 BMI Submits Comments to House Judiciary Committee Regarding Copyright Office Modernization
Dec 12 2016 Thank You for Supporting the Songwriter Equity Act
Dec 6 2016 Congressman Steve Knight Lends His Support to Songwriter Equity Act
Nov 15 2016 Ohio Congresswoman Signs On as SEA Cosponsor
Nov 11 2016 BMI Responds to DOJ Appeal of Fractional Licensing Ruling
Sep 22 2016 Songwriter Equity Act Continues to Gain Momentum in Congress
Sep 16 2016 BMI Prevails Over DOJ in Consent Decree Dispute
Aug 4 2016 BMI & ASCAP Join Forces to Fight the Department of Justice’s Interpretation of Their Consent Decrees
Aug 4 2016 Mike O’Neill Addresses BMI’s Songwriters, Composers and Publishers
Jul 27 2016 SEA Gains Support of Congressman Jim McDermott
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