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Re: “Pay to Play

And, every original artist from the Beatles to Pit Bull started as a cover artist. So, BMI, ASCAP, you're being awfully short sighted.

Posted by Amybeth Hurst on 12/06/2016 at 2:53 AM

Re: “Pay to Play

The ASCAP or BMI rep will say "nothing is for free, you have to pay." But, in truth, the money goes into the pockets of the executives, nowhere else. The artists are paid ONLY by downloads, record sales and radio airplay. Nowhere else. Period. So, the $10,000 charged to a small local venue goes only into the pockets of the executives, end of story. They closed down a local open mic in my town of 3,000. The owners lost so much business, they had to close down. Thanks BMI rep, your mother must be so proud. And, even if the owners could have come up with the $10,000, NOT A NICKLE WOULD GO TO THE WRITERS OR ARTISTS!!! Shame, shame, shame, shame.

Posted by Amybeth Hurst on 12/06/2016 at 2:52 AM

Re: “Pay to Play

It's extortion plain and simple. I can see the merit of paying ONE ... but all three collect for the same service. The Law has to be changed, it affects small business, local entertainment...frankly, it's RIGGED!

Posted by LynE on 12/05/2016 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Wanna Rock?

Ultramega OK came out in '88, Louder than Love came out in '89, Bleach came out in '89, and Facelift came out in '90. Thank God for gloom, heroin and Seattle, which delivered us from 80's hair metal.

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Posted by muddydog on 12/02/2016 at 3:20 PM

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