Wine America, Music Liscensing

Beth Costa on Jun 26, 2019

Dear Wineries and Vineyards,

You know firsthand how difficult the process is to secure the performance rights licenses needed to keep music playing at your winery.

Now, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) could possibly make this process even harder. The Justice Department is currently considering getting rid of the few safeguards—ASCAP and BMI consent decrees—that protect winery like yours from being subjected to anticompetitive behavior at the hands of the largest music licensors. Without these consent decrees in place, licensing music at your establishment will become even more complicated and costly.

In order to keep these pro-small business decrees, the Justice Department needs to hear how eliminating these decrees would hurt your business.

WineAmerica has joined with our partners in the MIC Coalition to make it easy for you to email the Department of Justice. Fill out this short form, and your answers will be sent on your behalf. It only takes two minutes!

The comment period closes on August 9.

Thank you for your support,

Tara Good

ADDITIONAL DRAFT SOCIAL CONTENT
Twitter: The @ASCAP & @BMI consent decrees protect wineries from anti-competitive actions and keep the music playing, but now the Justice Department is considering getting rid of these safeguards! Make your voice heard by telling @JusticeATR to #KeepTheDecrees https://p2a.co/tKFkiap

Facebook: The ASCAP and BMI consent decrees help protect small businesses from anti-competitive actions and keep the music playing at wineries across the country. However, the U.S. Justice Department is currently considering getting rid of these safeguards, putting small businesses like yours at risk!

Join business owners across the country in making your voice heard by the Department of Justice today by asking them to #KeepTheDecrees https://p2a.co/tKFkiap

LinkedIn: The ASCAP and BMI consent decrees help protect small businesses from anticompetitive actions and keep the music playing at wineries across the country. Now, the U.S. Justice Department is currently considering getting rid of these safeguards, putting businesses like yours at risk!

Join business owners across the country in making your voice heard by the Department of Justice today and ask them to #KeepTheDecrees https://p2a.co/tKFkiap”

Posted by Beth Costa