Music Reports Inc. (MRI)
Music Reports, Inc. (MRI) was originally formed as a joint venture with the Television Music License Committee to assist local television stations in their legal effort to obtain workable Per Program Licenses from the performing rights societies. MRI was instrumental in developing data regarding the stations’ use of music in their different program genres, as well as in helping the Committee demonstrate the feasibility of an efficient and inexpensive per program license service.
MRI now operates independently of the TMLC and provides ASCAP, BMI and SESAC per program license administration services to over 400 stations. In its capacity as per-program administrator, MRI tracks and researches music use, calculates license fees, resolves suspense and dispute issues and electronically submits monthly reports to ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. MRI also actively assists stations in the negotiation and administration of source and direct licenses covering music used in local and syndicated television programming.
MRI clients include stations owned by the ABC, NBC, CBS, Hearst-Argyle, Gannett, Belo, Raycom, Scripps, Post-Newsweek, Local TV, Sinclair, Sunrise, Gray, Allbritton, Hubbard, Quincy, Cordillera, Freedom, Nexstar, Media General, LIN, Meredith, Journal, Hoak, Duhamel, Clear Channel, McGraw-Hill, Young, Cox, Dispatch, Emmis and Schurz station groups.
Stations interested in a free Per Program Analysis Report that will illustrate the potential savings that may be available from the ASCAP and BMI per program licenses should contact Jason Walker at 818-558-1400.
Music Reports Inc.
21122 Erwin St.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
The Companies listed below provide consulting services to television stations in the areas of per program music licensing, direct or source music licensing, program music cue sheets, and negotiating per program administrative issues with ASCAP or BMI. You should contact these companies directly for information on specific services offered, pricing and to determine whether or not their services meet your needs.
This list is being provided as a service to television stations and should not be considered as a recommendation for any particular service by the Committee.
James Television Services
13974 Travois Trail, Parker, CO 80138
W. G. Slantz Company
1620 Congress Way, Saint Charles, MO 63303
*It should be noted that Donald A. Jasko of Digital Economics, LLC, acted as SESAC’s primary per program expert in its arbitration procedure with the TMLC client stations, testifying on behalf of SESAC and providing consulting for the development of its per program system.