ASCAP announced on October 18th,2016 that they are taking legal actions against 10 bars and restaurants nationwide for not being licensed to play music.
“Music is enormously valuable to bars and restaurants, creating an emotional connection with patrons and providing the right ambience to attract and retain customers,” commented ASCAP Executive Vice President of Licensing Vincent Candilora. “Hundreds of thousands of well-run businesses across the nation recognize the importance of paying music creators to use their music, and understand that it is both the lawful and right thing to do. However, each of the establishments sued today has decided to use music without compensating songwriters. By filing these actions, ASCAP is standing up for songwriters whose creative work brings great value to all businesses that publicly perform their music.” You can read more about this news at https://www.ascap.com/en/press/2016/10-18-venues-refuse-to-pay-songwriters
Our recent post “Why Do I Need to Pay for Music” explains the importance of licensing music at any business establishment.
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