Statement of Pierre Mossiat, President, Independent Music Publishers Forum, on US Department of Justice Ruling on 100% Licensing

The Independent Music Publishers Forum (IMPF) have released a new statement on 5 August from IMFP President Pierre Mossiat in response to the USA DoJ closing of the antitrust division’s review of the ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees of 4 August.

Where will this consistent erosion and undermining of the fundamental rights of authors and composers end? How is it that policy makers, on both sides of the Atlantic, have put themselves in the business of making decisions that are disastrous for the music community, but curiously beneficial for others? What is the tipping point? IMPF will work assiduously with all those in the international music community who rail against these decisions that are so very unfair to our songwriters”

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