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2013-05-29 16:16:13.871262+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Dear BMI/ASCAP: I don't *need* a $108 50 performance license, I need one event, would happily pay $10. This should be online w/Credit Card.

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#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-29 21:06:11.605322+00 by: TheSHAD0W

You're assuming their primary job is to promote musicians. Their real purpose is to promote *commercial* musicians. Small live bands take business away from pop artists.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-29 21:49:46.305316+00 by: Dan Lyke

Well, from email conversation with some of the smaller providers I'm getting a bunch of "I'd love it if you buy my MP3 and play it as a performance in this context, but I can't help you on figuring out the authorship of any of these songs...".

Mostly because their bread and butter is either venues or square dance callers that have paid the ASCAP/BMI fee.

If I thought I were going to be in this position more than once this year, I'd just suck it up and pay the $108, but... sigh.

#Comment Re: made: 2013-05-30 01:12:48.978767+00 by: markd

Record your own original songs, and make them terrible. Then you won't be invited back.