ASCAP CEO: This Was The Right Thing To Do


Radio Ink received the following statements from ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Mathews and Chairman Paul Williams. Mathews said, “Settling this matter was the right thing to do for our members. With these issues resolved, we continue our focus on leading the way towards a more efficient, effective and transparent music licensing system and advocating for key reforms to the laws that govern music-creator compensation.”

ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams added, “We took immediate steps to resolve this matter and have strong controls in place moving forward. This settlement enables ASCAP to focus on our mission of protecting the rights of music creators, who depend on us for their livelihoods, and to maintain our unique status as the only member-owned and governed performing rights organization in the U.S.”


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