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After a two-year process to amend the consent decrees that have governed performing rights organisations (PROs) ASCAP and BMI since 1941, the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has announced that it will maintain key elements of the music market’s consent decrees and that all works must be licensed on a 100 percent basis.

At the National Music Publishers' Association's (NMPA) recent annual meeting, industry unity, fair rates for songwriters, reforming the consent decrees and safe harbour were all discussed. 

58 MEPs have signed an open letter urging the European Commission to stop the transfer of value from ruining creators’ livelihoods. 

ICMP held its Annual General Assembly (GA) during Midem on 4 June in the presence of some 60 publishers from across the globe.

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