Matt Tunstall, co-owner of wine and cocktail bar Stems & Skins in North Charleston, South Carolina, penned an op-ed in FITSNews, urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to keep the consent decrees that govern ASCAP and BMI, in place. In the op-ed, Tunstall cites that lifting the decrees would be terrible for small businesses throughout the Palmetto state, noting that their termination would negatively impact local artists and ultimately cause consumer harm.

You can read the full op-ed here.