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Karen Buse Joins BMI as Managing Director, European Society Relations

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From News, posted 9.17.18. BMI is pleased to announce that longtime PRS for Music executive Karen Buse is joining BMI as Managing Director, European Society Relations, effective immediately. She will be based in BMI’s London office and report to Ann Sweeney, Senior Vice President, International & Global Policy. In this newly-created role, Buse will work… Read more...


Music Modernization Act Achieves Important Milestone

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From News, posted 8.23.18. Read BMI’s statement regarding a key development for the Music Modernization Act: “We’re excited to now have 60 Senate co-sponsors for the Music Modernization Act.  It’s an incredible milestone, but we’d love to see a unanimous vote, just as we saw in the House.  For the first time in… Read more...


Read BMI’s Statement on the Music Modernization Act

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From News, posted 7.24.18. Today, BMI issued a statement regarding the current issues surrounding the Music Modernization Act: The Music Modernization Act represents an historic opportunity to enact meaningful music licensing reform. The bill is the product of unprecedented collaboration among music stakeholders and passed unanimously through the House Judiciary Committee, the full House, and… Read more...


BMI Comments on Tonight’s RMLC Rate Court Filing

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From News, posted 5.17.18. The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) filed a petition this evening in the federal rate court to resolve its ongoing rate dispute with BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.). Mike Steinberg, Executive Vice President, Licensing & Creative, BMI, made the following comment: “BMI has spent more than two years attempting to negotiate… Read more...


DOJ Consent Decree Appeal Deadline Expires – Final Ruling Permitting Fractional Licensing Stands

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From News, posted 3.20.18. Yesterday marked the deadline for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to file an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding BMI’s favorable consent decree ruling. With no such action taken, the final decision of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit stands that BMI is free to continue to… Read more...


BMI, ASCAP & NAB Joint Statement on Deal Resolving Broadcast Concerns With Music Modernization Act

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From News, posted 1.26.18. In response to a deal between NAB and ASCAP and BMI to resolve broadcast concerns with the Music Modernization Act, the following statement was issued today from NAB President & CEO Gordon Smith, ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews and BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill: “We are extremely happy to announce… Read more...


Music Modernization Act Introduced in Senate

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From News, posted 1.24.18. Today, a bipartisan group of nine senators including Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.), Doug Jones (D-Ala.) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), introduced the Music Modernization Act in the U.S. Senate. The proposed legislation would set up… Read more...


BMI Supports Introduction of the Music Modernization Act of 2017

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From News, posted 12.21.17. Today, Congressmen Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced the Music Modernization Act of 2017. This bill represents months of collaboration between BMI, and other organizations representing songwriters, composers, and publishers such as NMPA, ASCAP, NSAI, and SONA, and the music user community. The bill is designed to benefit American… Read more...


BMI Wins Consent Decree Battle Over U.S. Department of Justice

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From News, posted 12.19.17. Today the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and affirmed BMI’s consent decree victory. The Second Circuit agreed with Judge Louis L. Stanton’s September 16, 2016 decision that the BMI consent decree allows for the practice of fractional licensing. Mike O’Neill, President… Read more...


BMI Comments on Hearing Before Court of Appeals Regarding Its Consent Decree Victory Over the DOJ

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From News, posted 12.01.17. Today, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oral arguments from both BMI and the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) regarding the DOJ’s appeal of BMI’s consent decree victory. BMI presented its case before the Court and reiterated its position – which formed the basis for Judge Louis… Read more...


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