NO. 18 January 2018
INSIGHTS FROM DRCAL
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A Message from ASCAP CEO Beth Matthews on the Music Modernization Act of 2017
This has been an important week for our community. Two days ago, songwriters achieved a
victory in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals which affirmed that the right of public
performance allows for the fractional licensing of musical works, and the consent decrees
do not prohibit that right. In more good news, earlier today, US Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA)
and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced HR 4706, the Music Modernization Act of 2017.
Original cosponsors include Karen Bass (D-CA), Diane Black (R-TN), Marsha Blackburn
(R-TN), Steve Cohen (D-TN), Jim Cooper (D-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Joe Crowley
(D-NY), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Pete Sessions (R-TX). This
bipartisan music reform bill includes provisions that address some of our specific
challenges. Read full article
January 7th @ 9PM
510 Embarcadero W Oakland, CA 94607
Nothing But the Sax 2018 Kickoff
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Tony Exum Jr.
Nothing But The Sax with Dee Lucas, Tony Exum Jr and Jeanette Harris
2018 is here and many have set their goals for the new year. 2017 was a very tough year for
many families across this great nation. We saw destruction of property and lives due to a number
of extreme weather events and some acts of violence and hatred. For some it will be a long time
before they can go back to life as normal. We pray for all those who have been struck by tragedy.
However, what we can thank God for is that when tragedy arises so does the spirit of compassion
and kindness in people. While there are a number of agencies that are geared to help people in
need, it is also good to see everyday people making sacrifices and sometimes even putting their
life in danger to help others.
My prayer is that the love and unity that brings us together during these times will never be lost.
So while we set our goals for the new year, let one of those goals be to sow love and kindness
instead of selfishness and division.
Be blessed this year
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