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ASCAP has filed 29 copyright infringement lawsuits against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 22 states and D.C. The defendants have publicly performed the songs of the performing rights organization's songwriter, composer and music publisher members without a license.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing has appointed former EMI Music Publishing executive Jody Gerson as co-president, sharing the title with current U.S. president Danny Strick, Billboard.biz has learned. Gerson is expected to begin her duties today in Los Angeles.