@legrandnetwork: UMPG and Warner/Chappell critical of DoJ’s 100% licensing scheme

Universal Music Publishing Group chairman and CEO Jody Gerson and Warner/Chappell chairman and CEO Jon Platt have joined the ranks of those who are deeply critical of last week’s recommendation by the US Department of Justice’s (DoJ) anti-trust division to decline modifying the consent decrees governing performance rights societies ASCAP and BMI and to introduce a “100% licensing” model.

“In short, we believe that the DOJ’s decision is bad for songwriters and we are deeply disappointed,” wrote Gerson in a memo to staff obtained by Music Week. She added that the consent decrees “badly need to be modernised for today’s market.”

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One thought on “@legrandnetwork: UMPG and Warner/Chappell critical of DoJ’s 100% licensing scheme

  1. Why won’t Obama pardon song writers?
    maybe that should be hashtagged — that is — to get us out from under the thumb of the DoJ.

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