Well, if you go forward with trying to license RIAA music then I believe that
you will find this very expensive - and heaven help you if you get popular,
since you will be losing all kinds of money to cover those expenses.
Sure, there's a lot of great music from that time that few people have heard -
heck, I've been trying to get people to listen to Gentle Giant for 30 years.
However, the question then becomes, "Why do you want to do this?" You will
find your own answer, but for me the answer is pretty clear - I want to
introduce music to people that they may not have thought of listening to (thus
the "Eclectic" in the show name), and in turn encourage people to support those
artists so that they will be emboldened to create more of their great music. I
will admit that I am actually stepping away from this idea in this Saturday's
show, but that's because it is show #50 and I am breaking format for the
Anyways, by doing this I have had an opportunity to speak with a number of
these artists, and have greatly enjoyed hearing their spin on the hows and whys
of their music. It's given me a better opportunity to understand and
appreciate what they are doing. In my very small way, I feel that I am able to
help edge their careers forward just a smidgen, and when I get an email from
someone (happened yesterday) who tells me that they bought the artist's CD
before the show was even over, it gives me a special thrill.
None of this is going to happen playing RIAA music. So whereas we all have our
own good reasons for making our own show decisions, I can honestly say that the
abundance of independant music allows me to cherry pick the best music
currently available and not only share it with my listeners, but also directly
support the artists. It's hard to get better than that.
--- Tim Patterson <gonzodex@...
> >>>Bottom line is that I have no desire to play RIAA music, and wouldn't
> understand why anyone else would want to support them (and get their
> slapped for the bother).<<<
> Well, I understand your position.but were I to do a music show of my
> faves, it would rely heavily on stuff from the 60s and 70s.obscure
> reggae or soul or some damn thing.so with that consideration I guess I'd
> have to look to what kind of licensing the RIAA offers. IF I decided to
> move ahead with it.
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