Ascap, BMI face scrutiny from feds

June 4, 2014 11:39 AM

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Ascap, BMI face scrutiny from feds

Nashville’s performing rights organizations, pillars of the local music industry, are facing scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice.

The DOJ is interested in evaluating the longstanding system that determines how much songwriters and publishers charge licensees such as radio broadcasters and digital-music services to play their compositions, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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