TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jan 13, 2015

ASCAP has promoted executive vice president and general counsel Elizabeth “Beth” Matthews to be its new CEO. She replaces John LoFrumento, who retired at the end of the year. Matthews takes the reins of the performance rights organization during a time of upheaval and uncertainty as ASCAP awaits word from the Department of Justice about potential revisions to its federal consent decree, the Tennessean reports. Matthews has pushed for reform of the decree, which governs what actions publishers may take with regard to the licensing of their catalogs.