The Recording Industry Assn. of America, ASCAP, BMI, the National Music Publishers’ Assn., the Digital Media Assn. and six other music and music-user groups are involved in meetings with Rep. Lamar

The Recording Industry Assn. of America, ASCAP, BMI, the National Music Publishers’ Assn., the Digital Media Assn. and six other music and music-user groups are involved in meetings with Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas. Smith, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property, is trying to build consensus for legislation to streamline or modify digital music licensing rules. He has held hearings on the issue following complaints that the current law is impeding the growth of the marketplace. He wants to introduce a bill before June.