Editor’s Note: This infographic is intended to visualize the recent decisions made by the Department of Justice for the Consent Decrees. For more information on these decisions and how they could impact songwriters, please check out our post, “5 Things Songwriters Need to Know About the Consent Decree.” This post originally appears on the Soundstr Blog.
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- #1: “Antitrust Consent Decree Review – ASCAP and BMI 2014,” US Department of Justice. Accessed December 16, 2015 https://www.justice.gov/atr/ascap-bmi-decree-review
- #2: Christman, Ed. “Universal Music Publishing Strike Deal on BMI” – Billboard, January 22, 2015 http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/publishing/5877140/universal-music-publishing-pandora-strike-deal-on-bmi
- #3: Our ASCAP 2015 Annual Report. http://www.ascap.com/~/media/files/pdf/about/annual-reports/2015-annual-report.pdf
- #4: BMI Annual Review 2015. http://www.bmi.com/pdfs/publications/2015/BMI_Annual_Review_2015.pdf
- Penick, Brian. “5 Things Songwriters Need to Know About the Consent Decree” – Soundstr Blog, July 13, 2016 https://126.96.36.199/5-things-consent-decree/
• Artwork: Corey Donovan
• Layout Assistant: Claire Muenchen