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Author Topic: Bars being charged to have cover bands?  (Read 12865 times)

Tim McCulloch

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Re: Bars being charged to have cover bands?
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2009, 01:56:49 am »

The creative rights holders are entitled, under law, to be compensated for the use of their property.  The BMI/ASCAP/SESAC organizations collect public performance and broadcast royalties on behalf of the composer and authors (or the owners of those rights, like a publishing house).  They are the collection and disbursement arms of this intellectual property licensing.

One reason many composing recording artists don't make money is because the "standard contract" they signed with the record label assigned all or most of the composer/author rights to record label's publishing company.  Vertical integration is not in the artist's best interest.  Trust me.

There are probably 'better' ways of doing what BMI/ASCAP do, but the way things are done now are entrenched in both bureaucracy and statue.  Time will tell what improvements to the system might look like.

Have fun, good luck.

Tim Mc
"Will you stand by me against the cold night, or are you afraid of the ice?" Crack The Sky
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