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Songwriters whose work is recorded by others deserve compensation through rights organizations like ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. Songwriters whose recorded work is played, broadcast or streamed by others deserve compensation through rights organizations like ASCAP, BMI and SESAC. But songwriters whose work is performed live by musicians in venues that seat under 150 people should waive compensation because the collection of fees from small live music venues impedes the growth and health of live performance opportunities. Bars, pubs, restaurants and theaters that seat under 150 people should be considered "incubator venues". Establishments should be encouraged to feature live music, but are currently discouraged by performance rights fees and threatening collection tactics.. Most musicians will agree that the growing scarcity of live music venues is a crisis in our industry. I encourage musicians to write their congressional representatives. Only force of law will change current policy.

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It's an interesting idea... but the PRS will never go for it, and they have considerable lobbying power. Therefore, I doubt that there will ever be a law passed that will support your idea.

 

 

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I agree that the PROs recent rash of pounding small venues into compliance has resulted in less live music venues.

Getting Congress involved? Puh-leeez...aren't things bad enough?

Passing a law is not the answer, but getting the PROs to acknowledge that they are killing the goose in order to get smaller and smaller eggs will take some doing.

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