By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 7-23-20

The MIC Coalition is telling the Justice Department not to pull the plug on longstanding music licensing consent decrees, saying that particularly in the time of pandemic that could add chaos to catastrophe.

That came in comments in advance of next week’s DOJ public workshop on the decrees and their antitrust implications.

The Justice Department last June officially launched its latest review of the 75-year-old consent decrees with The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), which collectively handle music licensing and fees for music on video and audio platforms.  » Read More