Do the right thing: Will other labels follow BMG's lead on controlled composition?

Mark Sutherland

BMG’s move to axe controlled composition won widespread praise from industry bodies – but COO Ben Katovsky is not convinced other labels will follow suit.

NMPA president/CEO David Israelite called it “a wonderful, pro-songwriter move”, while Ivors Academy chair Crispin Hunt described it as “a huge step on music’s journey to dignity”.

“The reaction speaks for itself; it shows how welcome and needed it is,” said Katovsky. “But I’m not saying this to give ourselves a big pat on ...

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