No. 76: John Josephson, Elizabeth Matthews & Michael O'Neill | Power 100

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John Josephson, Chairman/CEO, SESAC Elizabeth Matthews, CEO, ASCAP Michael O'Neill, President/CEO, BMI 

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JOHN JOSEPHSON, 54

Chairman/CEO, SESAC
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ELIZABETH MATTHEWS, 47

CEO, ASCAP
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MICHAEL O'NEILL, 54

President/CEO, BMI
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With the U.S. Department of Justice expected to rule in 2016 on ­amending the nearly 75-year-old consent decree that, says O'Neill, "could change the ­landscape of music ­publishing and songwriting" -- not ­necessarily to the advantage of artists and writers -- these executives have the white-knuckle job of positioning their performance-rights organizations for growth in turbulent times.

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