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April Music Inc
Blackwood Music Inc.
1801 Century Park West
Century City, California 90067
(213) 556-4780
Michael Stewart
President

December 10, 1985

MR. DEAN KAY
THE WELK MUSIC GROUP
1299 OCEAN AVENUE - SUITE 800
SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA 01

Dear Dean,

We support the position you presented on behalf of music publishers at the November 20, 1985 hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on copyrights chaired by Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) relating to S.1384-the Bill to legislatively reverse the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in the Mills Music Case.

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December 10, 1985

ACUFF-ROSE OPRYLAND MUSIC

Mr. Dean Kay
Executive Vice President
The Welk Music Group
1299 Ocean Avenue
Suite 800
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Re: Senate Bill 1384

Dear Dean:

As a music publisher with many years devoted to the creation and dissemination of music, I have a clear understanding, of and appreciation for the important roles played by each person involved in these activities.

I have followed closely the recent efforts to reverse with legislation the Supreme Court's decision in the Mills Music case, and I am of the firm belief that such legislation 18 111-advised.

You recently presented a cogent statement on behalf of music publishers before the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on copyrights which is considering s. 1384, and we support your presentation and position.

The opportunities for creativity and the prospects for reward to all involved in making such creativity successful are currently equitable and sound in the music field. Disrupting the delicate balance which currently exists, we view as unwise the shortsighted with potentially serious adverse implications for the music business as a whole and each participant involved.

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THE WELK MUSIC GROUP

1299 OCEAN AVENUE, SUITE 800, SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA 90401 (213) 451-5727/870-1582 TLX181915

Dean Kay
Executive Vice President

General Manager

December 23, 1985

The Honorable Arlen Specter
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Re: S. 1384

Dear Senator Specter:
Subsequent to my letter to you of December 10, 1985 (copy
enclosed), I have received comments from additional music
publishers, which concur with my presentation at the
November 20, 1985 hearings relating to the bill captioned
above.

I am enclosing copies of letters received from:

Almo Irving
Al Gallico Music Corporation
Theodore Presser Co.
TRO (The Richmond Organization)

I respectfully request that my letter and these responses
be made part of the hearing.

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T.B. HARMS COMPANY (ASCAP) VOGUE MUSIC IBM. BIBO MUSIC PUBLISHERS (ASCAP) HALL-CLEMENT PUBLICATIONS (BMI! SOMEBODY'S MUSIC (SUSAC)

JACK AND BILL MUSIC COMPANY (AS AI) HARRY VON TILZER MUSIC PUBLISHING COMPANY ASCAP) CHAMPAGNE MUSIC CORP.(ASCAP)

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I understand that you testified before the subcommittee
on Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks of the Senate
Judiciary Committee on November 20th, 1985 on S. 1384.
I extend my thanks to you for taking the time to express
your point of view to members of the subcommittee.

I fully support the position you presented on behalf
of music publishers at the November 20th, 1985 hearing.
The proposed bill, S. 1384 would legislatively reverse
the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in the Mills Music Case.
I hope the members of the Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee
on copyrights (chaired by Senator Arlen Specter) were
receptive to your statement because it accurately reflects
the position of music publishers on the proposed legislation.
Thanks again for taking the initiative. You have rendered
a veluable service to the music community.
Sincerely,

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Thanks for sending me a copy of your statement to the Subcommittee on Patents, Copyrights and Trademarks of the Senate Judiciary Committee (as well as the other statements and submissions pro and con, including those of Barbara Ringer, Ralph Oman, Richard Colby, Irwin Karp, and others).

We at Al Gallico Music believe that the U.S. Supreme Court decided Mills Music correctly, and that this result should not now be overturned legislatively.

Sincerely,

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