Manatt entertainment transactions and finance leader Jordan Bromley wrote for Billboard on the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) consent decree review and what it means for songwriters. “If you’ve been paying even a little attention, you’re probably hearing the words that chilled the songwriter community to its core a few years back,” he writes. “That’s right, the DOJ consent decree review is back. And this time, it’s bigger than before. In the op-ed, Bromley delves into what this contract means for public performance rights organizations for musical compositions; a related debate on “fractional licensing”; and parties interested in the DOJ’s review, including licensees, publishers and songwriters.
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