Ascap/Bmi Critic John McDonough recaps the spat between ASCAP and BMI that flared up sixty years ago. On this date in 1941, the 10-month long dispute had been resolved and radio was free to play songs of all sorts again. The argument was over money and who would make it writing and publishing American songs. McDonough explains why the battle between the nation's big music publishers changed American music forever.
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Critic John McDonough recaps the spat between ASCAP and BMI that flared up sixty years ago. On this date in 1941, the 10-month long dispute had been resolved and radio was free to play songs of all sorts again. The argument was over money and who would make it writing and publishing American songs. McDonough explains why the battle between the nation's big music publishers changed American music forever.