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Re: Fripp & Eno 1973 / BBC / Peel /RIAA
wow this is really mind blowing!
thanx for the info
--- Rev Fever <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> It could have been either BMI or ASCAP, and it is
> likely that you are
> This occurred over 20 years ago at least, so I
> could forgotten a
> detail like that.
> Also, it was possible that the place simply did NOT
> KNOW that they
> had to pay to just
> have a guy play some sheet music on a piano, as
> opposed to playing
> recorded music in their establishment.
> And, regardless of whoever it did the "enforcement",
> it was still a
> thuggish maneuver.
> In the case of the restaurant and the piano player,
> it was like going
> after a flea with a SLEDGEHAMMER.
> I would not try to defend these BMI or ASACAP jerks
> for behavior such
> as that.
> Violating copyrights via bootlegging recordings and
> other nasty
> behavior is one thing.
> But, to do what they did to that place and a simple
> little piano
> player is simply just excessive. C'mon now.
> -Rev. Fever
> PS-As for the RIAA, check out some of their ugly
> history on wiki.
> On Jul 9, 2007, at 11:43 AM, Travis Hartnett wrote:
> > Actually that probably wasn't the RIAA, but either
> BMI or ASCAP.
> > The scenario you described is how publishing works
> in America. It
> > costs about a thousand dollars a year for an ASCAP
> or BMI license.
> > The restaurant was just too cheap to pay twenty
> bucks a week.
> > TravisH
> > On 7/9/07, Rev Fever <email@example.com>
> >> The RIAA. What a bunch of thugs and vicious
> brown shirts.
> >> Years ago, I knew of a restaurant in Dallas TX
> that had a guy who
> >> played PIANO in there for the soft and smooth
> entertainment of the
> >> diners,
> >> and he played well known songs from sheet music.
> Well, one day, the
> >> RIAA showed up and FINED the restaurant since the
> place was not
> >> PAYING the royalties to have that guy play those
> tunes on the
> >> piano!! This resulted in the place NO MORE
> having a piano player
> >> and the guy LOST his JOB, which very likely was
> NOT some high wage
> >> job to begin with, and was supplemented by any
> tips he managed to
> >> get.
> >> So, that poor guy was quickly and suddenly
> unemployed. Welcome to
> >> Corporate World.
> >> "Just doin' our job, ma'am". (RIAA, with a
> Dragnet's Sgt Joe Friday
> >> voice)
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