Radio: ASCAPO?

Last week 675 bibulous but well-behaved delegates of the National Association of Broadcasters gathered in San Francisco. Less timorous than usual, the N.A.B.-ers spoke freely and frankly, singled out ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) as the industry's No. 1 problem. To ASCAP, which controls the performing rights to most copyright music, U. S. broadcasters paid $4,300,000 in royalties last year. Denouncing ASCAP as a monopoly, the conventioneers whooped it up for Broadcast Music Inc., the rival outfit N.A.B. recently organized. Loudly cheered was Delegate Sam Rosenbaum of Philadelphia's WFIL when he cracked: "We've got composers, authors and publishers....

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