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Songs for Change: BMI Songwriters Call For Action

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From News, posted 3.08.21. With the movement for racial justice and equality sweeping the country, BMI songwriters are picking up their pens and calling for much-needed change through their music. Issues of social justice, racial equity, tolerance and beyond are being highlighted in powerful songs that are shining a light on what’s happening and resonating… Read more...


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

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From News, posted 1.15.21. Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would conduct a review of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees to determine if they still served their intended purpose.  Today, the DOJ has formally closed its review and will take no action to modify or terminate the decrees… Read more...


Congress Approves New COVID Relief Package: What it Means for Music Creators

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From News, posted 12.22.20. Update: On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed into law this new pandemic relief package. On Monday evening, Congress voted to approve a $900 billion relief package designed to aid small businesses, unemployed Americans, health care workers, and many others impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This bipartisan legislation also includes several… Read more...


ASCAP & BMI Launch Songview, a Comprehensive Data Resource for Music Users

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From News, posted 12.21.20. Groundbreaking collaboration provides detailed copyright information for more than 20 million songs, including reconciled ownership shares, offering greater transparency for the industry Read more...


Shira Perlmutter Appointed as Register of the U.S. Copyright Office

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From News, posted 9.21.20. Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden has appointed Shira Perlmutter as the 14th United States Register of Copyrights. BMI issued the following statement today: “BMI would like to congratulate Shira Perlmutter on her appointment as Register of the U.S. Copyright Office. Register Perlmutter’s experience and extensive background in copyright law… Read more...


BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill Champions Consent Decree Reform

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From News, posted 7.28.20. BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill participated today in an industry workshop organized by Makan Delrahim, Assistant Attorney General for Antitrust, US Department of Justice, to discuss consent decree reform. O’Neill highlighted the four key protections that BMI and ASCAP put forth to facilitate an orderly transition to a free… Read more...


BMI Announces Its Support of Multiple Organizations Dedicated to The Fight For Racial Justice

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From News, posted 7.21.20. $275,000 in Monetary Contributions will be Spread Across Various Groups at the National and Local Level Read more...


Together We Will Be Heard

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From News, posted 7.21.20. A guide to take action and create change Read more...


BMI’s Commitment to Change

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From News, posted 6.11.20. There is no place for racism and social injustice in our world. BMI stands with the Black community and supports the powerful movement for change that has swept the nation. In June, BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill held an all-employee Town Hall and outlined a series of steps the company… Read more...


BMI Stands With the Black Community and Calls for Change

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From News, posted 6.10.20. There is no place for racism or injustice in our world. BMI stands in solidarity with the black community and supports the powerful movement for change that has risen over the last two weeks and continues to push forward. BMI has issued a series of statements in response to the untenable… Read more...


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