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LON Special Report: June 30, 2016-The Day The Music Died? Ep.2 The DOJ v. Joe Songwriter with Bart H

LON Special Report: June 30, 2016-The Day The Music Died? Ep.2 The DOJ v. Joe Songwriter with Bart H

In this episode, we hear from Bart Herbison, the Executive Director of Nashville Songwriters Association International or (NSAI). NSAI is a not-for-profit trade organization for songwriters with chapters all over the world.   Bart talks about the recent DOJ ruling concerning PROs and what this will mean for the music industry.   I start by asking Bart about the 100% licensing ruling and what spawned it.   It’s quite obvious who this ruling hurts, but I wanted to know who it helps. Logic would dictate that this has to help someone. There is talk that Google has the most to gain by this ruling, (we intend to address this in a future episode) but Bart has a different take on the matter.   So why make this ruling now? This seemingly caught everyone by surprise, so what was the rationale of adding this ruling on top of refusing to update the consent decrees?   The official written ruling was made on August 4th, a week after this interview. I asked Bart what was next on the agenda to fight i

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