Reblog: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! The Department of Justice v. ASCAP

With the kind permission of Stephen Carlisle, I’m reblogging  a link to his post from July 28, 2016. Please click the link below to read his account of what is happening with PROs — namely ASCAP and BMI in regard to licensing, and how the Department of Justice is handling what appears to be a government breakup of music’s copyright system.

This is very important information for every musician. If you have an entertainment attorney, ask them where you stand. If you don’t, call your PRO rep and have them explain it to you and what it means to your music licensing.

Here’s Stephen’s post:

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up! The Department of Justice v ASCAP

Over the next few days I’ll be posting information that may be helpful in the short term and what artists can do to keep moving forward in the face of a long term unprecedented legal anomaly.



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