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Re: Composers should also get paid

I played at a coffee shop with my brother and we were strictly
forbidden from playing any covers.  Which, in a way, was pretty cool.
:)  We never had to worry that someone was going to complain that we
didn't play 'popular' stuff.


On 7/13/07, Travis Hartnett <travishartnett@gmail.com> wrote:
> It doesn't really matter for the performer, in practical terms any
> live music venue is required to carry both licenses.  Otherwise they'd
> have to verify that nothing played there was from the "wrong"
> performance rights organization that they hadn't purchased a license
> from.  The ASCAP police aren't going to come rough you up--it's the
> venue they're going to get heavy with.
> TH
> On 7/13/07, Jim Bailey <jbailey@wsimail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > Most people don't have their music registered with both.  As an artist
> > wouldn't you want to know who's flag you were flying under on any given
> > night?