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RE: Composers should also get paid
Yeah. I'm sure his job was at least restructured because really...how
many venues are going to feature "public domain" music and keep their
clientele around that are used to hearing a living jukebox? Yes it was
the venues deal but wouldn't it have been nice for the performer to know
that at anytime the fun police might bust in and shut down his gig?
It kinda boggles me that given the laws that we are discussing
here...wouldn't it be in the BMI and ASCAPS best interest to REQUIRE
their licensed venues to put big signs on the walls saying "BMI licensed
venue" or something?
From: Bill Fox [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2007 1:34 PM
Subject: Re: Composers should also get paid
Jim Bailey wrote:
> Well under the example given below the piano guy lost HIS JOB because
> he wasn't informed. Not trying to argumentative or anything. Just
> trying to get facts straight.
BMI or ASCAP weren't the ones who fired the piano player. The venue did
because the owner was too cheap to pay the license fee or the fee plus
performer pay weren't offset by increased profits.