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Re: Free Music

I agree with Matt. However, radio stations already pay
performance royalties to BMI and ASCAP for the right to
broadcast major label product. This is called a performance
royalty, which are figured out statistically (usual) to
determining who gets paid how much based on total airplay
hours within a market segment. BMI has their own
proprietary method of figuring out performance payouts.

Nightclubs, too, must pay performance licences, as do CD
jukebox venders, etc. Quite the revenue stream, no?
(Boo, hoo, hoo...)

So you see, there's lots of money at stake here. :)

- Larry T

----- Original Message -----
From: "matt davignon" <mattdavignon@hotmail.com>
To: <Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2000 4:34 PM
Subject: RE: Free Music

> >Metallica or Britney Spears (2 of the most traded
> >mp3s)
> Haha, that's another reason why I support the free music cause. 
> when people realize that Metallica and Britney Spears albums are now
> with about 80% filler to make a full CD, they'll start to look for 
> who make "art" rather than "commodity for sale".
> >To top it of, Lars says: "We take our craft -- whether it be the music,
> > >the lyrics, or the photos and artwork very seriously, as do most
> > >artists," "It is therefore sickening to know that our art is being
> > >like a commodity rather than the art that it is."
> >
> I remember hearing somewhere that a short while ago, the RIAA was 
> going to try to start charging radio stations for playing music by
> RIAA-involved artists. After all, the radio stations were profiting off 
> other peoples' art and the "Artists" (Record execs) weren't making one 
> cent from radio airplay.
> I was crossing my fingers and hoping that they'd actually do it. That 
> independent musicians (who still have to earn their fan base) could have
> offered their music to radios for "free", thereby destroying the music
> industry as we know it.
> Matt
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