ABL Statement on House Judiciary Committee’s Copyright Review Roundtable at Belmont University

BETHESDA, MD – September 22, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the kick off of the House Judiciary Committee’s copyright review listening tour and its roundtable discussion in Nashville, Tennessee on September 22nd.

“America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers commend House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich.) for hosting today’s roundtable discussion on copyright laws and engaging stakeholders.  America’s bars and taverns sit at the intersection of music and consumers, and play a critical role when it comes to delivering music and introducing their customers to artists.  Beverage licensees look forward to future opportunities to discuss their role in the music ecosystem, their experiences with music licensing in their businesses and how local beverage businesses and music creators can enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship.