Today, Bloomberg Law ran a joint op-ed authored by President and CEO of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA), Chip Rodgers and President and CEO of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), Brad Mayne. The op-ed highlights the pivotal role that the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees play in protecting American businesses such as hotels, bars, theatres and other venues from anticompetitive behavior, when it comes to music licensing.

As the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) continues its review of the consent decrees and whether or not to sunset and/or terminate them altogether, Rogers and Mayne urge the Department to preserve these decrees acting as a check against anticompetitive behavior and protecting America’s restaurant, hospitality and venue businesses both small and large alike.

You can read it here