The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) has announced that Ed Atsinger, long-serving CEO of the Salem Media Group, was elected chairman of the RMLC at its annual Board of Directors meeting earlier this month.
Atsinger succeeds Ed Christian and John VerStandig, who had been operating as RMLC Co-Chairs for the past year.
“I am fortunate to be assuming the mantle of Chairman of the RMLC at a time when Ed Christian and a talented Executive Committee have worked so hard to build a solid foundation for the group and to enhance the RMLC’s stature in the industry,” said Atsinger in a press release. “That said, it’s no secret that there are multiple challenges facing the industry right now and I am anxious to get to work with a great RMLC team that has already distinguished itself in many ways. We will continue the fight to maintain reasonable license fee levels during difficult economic times.”
Atsinger is no stranger to music licensing committees, having served as Chairman of the National Religious Broadcasters Music License Committee (“NRBMLC”) for many years, a position which he recently relinquished.
Ed Christian commented that “given my vested interest in seeing to it that the RMLC continues to thrive, it’s reassuring that we now pass the baton to an experienced Chairman who is perfectly positioned to hit the ground running.”
The RMLC is a nonprofit corporation that represented the vast majority of commercial radio stations (some 10,000) with respect to music licensing matters involving performing right organizations such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC.
For additional information, visit www.radiomlc.org.
By NRB Staff
Published: October 25, 2018