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Nomination Period Extended For Songwriter-Member Seats of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committee

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From News, posted 12.04.18. The Songwriter MLC Selection Committee opened nominations in November 2018 for songwriter-members of the Board of Directors, Unclaimed Funds Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to be submitted to the US Copyright Office for approval as established by the recently passed Music Modernization Act. With the… Read more...


Nomination Period Now Open for Songwriter-Member Seats of Music Licensing Collective Board/Committee

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From News, posted 11.05.18. Nominations are now open for songwriter-members of the Board of Directors, Unclaimed Funds Committee and Dispute Resolution Committee of the Music Licensing Collective (MLC) to be submitted to the U.S. Copyright Office for approval as established by the recently passed Music Modernization Act. Prospective nominees can be submitted at www.mlcsongwriters.com… Read more...


BMI Explains What the Music Modernization Act Means for Songwriters and Composers

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From News, posted 11.01.18. Music history was made on October 11, 2018, when the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act (MMA) was signed into law. This important legislation updates U.S. copyright law for the digital age and aims to help songwriters and composers receive improved royalty payments for their work when it is streamed.… Read more...


Michael Collins Joins BMI as Vice President, Government Relations

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From News, posted 11.01.18. BMI announced today that longtime political strategist Michael Collins is joining the company as Vice President, Government Relations, effective November 5. Collins will be based in Washington, DC and report to BMI President & CEO Mike O’Neill. Collins will be responsible for leading BMI’s efforts to protect the rights of its… Read more...


Music Modernization Act Signed Into Law

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From News, posted 10.11.18. Today, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act was signed into law by President Trump, marking a historic moment for the music industry. Notably, this legislation recognizes the essential contributions of the songwriters and composers at its core, who will see significant and deserved benefit, while streamlining the use of… Read more...


Music Modernization Act Unanimously Passes House of Representatives

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From News, posted 9.25.18. BMI’s President and CEO, Mike O’Neill, responds to the Music Modernization Act unanimously passing the House of Representatives this evening: “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the final version of the Music Modernization Act, now known as the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act. We are now one step… Read more...


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...


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