Music: What Radio Wants

In the 21 years of its court-studded existence the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers has fought many a stiff fight to collect revenue for its members when their music was publicly performed. Radio even prompted the Federal Government to charge ASCAP with violation of the Anti-Trust Law (TIME, July 1, et ante). The case is still pending but odds so far have favored ASCAP, which has made no bones about controlling the bulk of the popular music on which Radio depends.

Biggest blow of its career was struck at ASCAP last week...

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