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Re: Composers should also get paid

You might not know: the coffeehouse I ran was forced to buy an ASCAP license for music on Friday night. But I didn't discuss it with the performers -- why would I?

On 7/13/07, Jim Bailey <jbailey@wsimail.com> wrote:
Interesting.  I've been touring and playing over 100 different venues in
Texas, OK, LA, and AR over the last four years and never once played in
an actual BMI or ASCAP licensed venue to my knowledge.

-----Original Message-----
From: Travis Hartnett [mailto:travishartnett@gmail.com]
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 12:49 PM
To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
Subject: Re: Composers should also get paid

Venues which feature live music are required to have BMI and ASCAP
licenses unless 100% of the music performed there is original music not
covered by either of those organizations.  It is the responsibility of
the venue organizer (owner in this case) not the performer to secure
such a license. TH

On 7/13/07, Jim Bailey <jbailey@wsimail.com> wrote:
> It's my understanding that those rules only apply to BMI and ASCAP
> sanctioned venues(mainly big venues and stadiums and junk)?  If that
> isn't the case wouldn't every house cover band be shut down or fined
> on a regular basis?