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BMI MAKING SURE MUSICIANS GET THEIR SHARE TOO
August 10, 2010, 12:02 pm
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New York Times
‘“There are more people listening to music now than ever before… But because of this new kind of accessibility, people feel like they don’t have to pay. Why is that? Why does constructor Joe get to build a house, and he gets paid the same as before, but suddenly, there’s this judgment about this one way of earning a living?”’ Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) is often seen as the bad guys; they are the ones demanding money from small businesses, cracking down on the law. They are the suits enforcing private ownership of music. But for all of us musicians, they just might be the ones paying our monthly bills. A recent New York Times article examines the inner workings of BMI and copyright infringement laws, ultimately calling for financial respect to be paid to those hardworking artists making night clubs and bars more melodious. Follow the link above to read the full article.

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