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BTB! - Behind The Beat ASCAP Piece "Late Rent"

*WATCH BTB MOVIE HERE: BTB! Behind The Beat ASCAP Piece “Late Rent”

Jon’s archive https://archive.org/details/BehindTheBeatBTBASCAPAudioPortraitLateRentJonHammondShow

Youtube https://youtu.be/xCVRNf4uw6s

Jon Hammond: Late Rent
by Steve Rosenfeld
Jon Hammond says “the fingers are the singers.’” The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. 280 more words

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Under The Covers

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine August 2016

Does anybody understand “BREXIT?” Heck No! Does anybody understand the Department of Justice’s latest decision regarding consent and licensing and royalties controlled by Performing Rights Organizations ASCAP and BMI? 1,080 more words

Gigs

It's the DOJ ruling on consent decrees, and I feel fine

There has been a lot of ink spilled over the recent DOJ ruling regarding the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees. I’d like to go into it in depth. 5,101 more words

Copyright Theory

DOJ Cites Music Industry's Data Problem in Rejecting Changes to ASCAP, BMI Consent Decrees

The U.S. Justice Department’s antitrust division formally closed its revue of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees Thursday, issuing a lengthy statement spelling out why it decided not to make any changes to the decrees, at least for now, and why it now reads those decrees to require 100 percent licensing by the PROs of any works in their repertories even if they don’t represent 100 percent of the owners of those works. 809 more words

Music

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. 99 more words

Business Practices

Justice Department Won’t Change Music Licensing Agreements 

The Justice Department has completed its review of 75-year-old consent decrees that govern how music rights organizations set rates for licensing songs — and they are proposing no changes. 58 more words

Music

Justice Department to Uphold Music Licensing Agreements

The Justice Department has completed its review of 75-year-old consent decrees that govern how music rights organizations set rates for licensing songs — and they are proposing no changes. 465 more words

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