Broadcast Music, Inc.

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Broadcast Music, Inc.

A nonprofit organization that collects royalties on the broadcast of music and distributes them to their composers and songwriters. The broadcast may occur on radio or television, in a nightclub, or elsewhere. It also issues licenses to organizations to broadcast this music in the first place. It was established in 1939 and has offices in seven locations across the United States.
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It has also earned Benny the Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame, multiple BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) Songwriter of the Year Awards and the iHeartRadio Producer of the Year Award.
The New York Post real estate columnist Steve Cuozzo reported earlier this month that the music licensing company Broadcast Music Inc. is relocating the roughly 60,000 s/f it occupies in the base of the 57th Street predominantly residential tower The Sheffield, to ABN Amro's 30th and 31st floors.
McChesney, who specializes in antitrust matters, noted that the courts have upheld similar arrangements in the past, citing the 1979 Supreme Court decision involving the music license company Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS).
While the record companies have been attacking their customers, the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), the licensing agencies that collect songwriters" copyright fees, have been attacking the next generation of pop music artists.
This is actually the same system that the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) use to compensate musicians whose work is distributed to radio stations, restaurants, and Muzak--the company that turns songs into background music-plus-messaging when you're on hold.
The company has acquired a 100% interest in the catalogue including the BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.) share.
It was renamed the "Frances Preston Trailblazer Award" in 2012 in honor of the longtime President/CEO of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI).
She is a member of Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) and has published works on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
Broadcast Music Inc. of New York received a default judgment of $30,000 plus another $7,000 for attorney fees against La Huerta Mexican Restaurant and its owner, Julio Nunez, for playing 12 copyrighted songs without paying for them, according to court records on a lawsuit filed last year in federal court in Little Rock.
The problem, Harrison says, is that a January 2012 agreement between the Radio Licensing Marketing Committee, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) gives preferential treatment--including lower licensing fees--to traditional radio stations.
The Wall Street Journal characterized the new group as being akin to the music industry's American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers -- ASCAP -- or its Broadcast Music Inc. -- BMI -- which control the public performance rights of millions of songs.
An ongoing battle for supremacy between the venerable American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, which represented established songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers, and the upstart Broadcast Music Inc., a division of the National Association of Broadcasters, which controlled the airwaves and sought new writers in the country-western, Latin American, rhythm & blues and jazz fields.
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