Radio: Networks without ASCAP

Last week 14 resourceful songwriters filed suit against NBC, CBS, National Association of Broadcasters and Broadcast Music, Inc. for $1,215,500 on the ground that while fighting American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers the broadcasters had conspired to destroy the livelihood of the composers. Forthwith ASCAP repudiated the suit. Said a spokesman: "We have plenty of troubles of our own without worrying about what those guys are going to do."

ASCAP has plenty of troubles indeed. Convinced that they have the Society on the run, the chains have no intention of rushing quickly into a settlement of the music war. Each day...

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