Collins Statement on ASCAP & BMI Joint Database

Jul 26, 2017

WASHINGTON—Performance rights organizations ASCAP and BMI today announced that they have partnered to establish a comprehensive musical works database. Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) issued the following statement in response:

“Today’s announcement from ASCAP and BMI is a substantive step forward in helping modernize the music industry. ASCAP and BMI are working together to better serve songwriters, publishers, licensees, and the entire music community through a free-market solution that leverages industry expertise and efficiencies.

“ASCAP and BMI represent 90% of American songs and have built this database with the potential to include an even broader range of information across the music industry.

“I’ve been working to protect the constitutional rights of America’s songwriters for years, and this is a good day for music creators and music lovers.”