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Re: Composers should also get paid
Per Boysen schrieb:
> On the other hand, it may be that the RIAA are using too heavy tools as
> their administrative routines when assembling the tariffs for using
> others songs in public (money that are distributed back to the
> composers). But be careful not throwing away the respect for composer's
> work only because of some brown shirt attitude clerks.
What they asked for must have been significantly more than they paid for
the pianist alone, with the result that the composer gets nothing and
the pianist lost his job. My experience with the RIAA/Gema family of
corporations is, that they claim they protect the artists, but they are
only interested to protect the publishers. There is a reason why
Stockhausen founded his own publishing company...
They look where the big bucks are and don't care about the small. I am
still memeber of the Gema but seriously considering to quit, because
they do a bad job... (95% of all Gema authorities are purely lawers...)
If you should get small amounts of money, like maybe 5 Euros from a web
radio, the Gema won't pay it to you, because its so little, instead they
collect it and distribute it mainly to the big guys who have too much
already. I'd love to find a authors rights corpoartion which would allow
me to puplish my work under a creative commons license and still let
them effectively take care about royalties for commercial use...