ASCAP and BMI: all together now.

Matthews

O’Neill

The two major broadcast music-rights licensors have married their respective databases of musical works into one mega-database to provide more clarity about ownership shares in music compositions. ASCAP CEO Elizabeth Matthews calls this “a step forward to more accurate, reliable and user-friendly data.” Her counterpart at BMI, President/CEO Michael O’Neill, calls it “an important solution for the marketplace.”