ASCAP Supports BMI Position in DOJ's Appeal of Consent Decree Decision

August 28, 2017

ASCAP and BMI are continuing our joint efforts to support the rights of music creators by challenging a Department of Justice (DOJ) interpretation that the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees require 100% or "full-work" licensing. On August 24, 2017, ASCAP filed a brief in support of BMI's position in the Second Circuit appeal, brought by the DOJ in its attempt to overturn a September 2016 ruling by Federal Judge Louis Stanton in which he found that nothing in the BMI consent decree required full-work licensing.

Click here to read ASCAP's brief in support of BMI's position.

ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews commented: “ASCAP, and its more than 625,000 members, stands shoulder to shoulder with BMI in our unified fight for the rights of songwriters.”