-- The EMI Christian Music Group will make its 35,000-song catalog available through the Harry Fox Agency for licensing to digital services that provide limited digital downloads and/or interactive streams.

"The scale of licensing for online music services is so much greater than
for CD licensing, and directing these high-volume licensees to HFA makes our licensing operation run more smoothly," said Casey McGinty, senior VP of EMI CMG Publishing.

The deal is an example of HFA's move to offer a la carte services in
response to the digital marketplace (Billboard, April. 18).

-- The Oct. 27 BMI-sponsored Smithsonian Songwriters Showcase in Washington, D.C., will feature an in-depth interview with Lamont Dozier followed by a performance from the legendary Motown songwriter. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit residentassociates.org.