Song Stays Pretty Much The Same For ASCAP, BMI

Law360, New York (August 5, 2016, 2:38 PM EDT) -- United States, 1941. The song “Daddy” by Sammy Kaye and His Orchestra was sizzling in Americans’ ears,[1] and "Citizen Kane" was making its way to the big screen.[2] Cassette tapes weren’t around (shellac 78s being a common medium);[3] neither was Sean Parker nor Steve Jobs, individuals who decades later would shake the music industry to its core.[4] In that young year the U.S. Department of Justice, ASCAP and BMI entered into antitrust consent decrees, which would persist for the better part of a century and shape the...
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