By Matthew Perlman (July 11, 2022, 7:18 p.m. EDT) — Music licensing group BMI pushes back on a bid by radio stations to have the same judge set licensing rates for BMI and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, arguing long-standing orders prohibit joint proceedings.

Broadcast Music Inc. filed a motion in federal court in New York on Friday seeking a declaration that the Radio Music License Committee, or RMLC, is not authorized to initiate a single rate-setting proceeding against the two groups of rights. execution.

BMI and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, or ASCAP, have operated since the 1940s under consent decrees…

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