It may be lost on the elites in Washington, but songwriting is not something that only happens in New York City, Nashville or Hollywood. Music contributes billions of dollars to local economies in states all across the country and cities all across those states. That’s also why it is so gratifying and encouraging to see Texas Governor Greg Abbott lead the way for the protection of Texas songwriters against the DOJ’s Kafka-esque overreach by unelected and unconfirmed lawyers on its antitrust mandate. Governor Abbot has asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch to reconsider the DOJ’s position in this letter. We all truly appreciate his leadership at a time when we could all use some good news.