AM's 1998 Legislative Wrap-up

Music Licensing Ends On Sour Note Hundreds of association executives wrote to their representatives urging them to support music licensing reform--but all that drum-beating didn't do the trick. The House had passed the bill back in March with a strong vote of 297 to 112. But in the final days of the fall session, House and Senate members convened a behind-the-scenes negotiation, and gutted the bill--as least as far as meeting planners are concerned.

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