The MIC Coalition’s Revolving Door: The DOJ’s Google Lawyer Reviewing SESAC Acquisition of HFA

Google and Pandora’s “MIC Coalition” calls on former Google lawyer in Dept of Justice to go after SESAC and force more songwriters under the government’s boot.

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MIC Coaltion 8-15

Remember the MIC Coalition?  This is the uber lobbying group that Google and Pandora founded along with the National Association of Broadcasters to stop artist pay for radio play.

The MIC Coalition is missing two of its original members–Amazon and NPR both ran for the hills after less than three months being involved.  Now we know why.

Not content to stop artist pay for radio play, the MIC Coalition is now complaining to the Department of Justice about SESAC’s recent acquisition of the Harry Fox Agency.  Many journalists received this email from the Glen Echo Group, one of the MIC Coalition’s DC shilleries:

From: Aaron Alberico
Date: Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 9:51 PM
Subject: MIC Coalition Members Urge Attorney General to Reject Calls to Weaken ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees

I wanted to share with you the attached letter from the association members of the MIC Coalition to U.S…

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