Re: [RedHotJazz] Re: The End Of The Red Hot Jazz Archive?... O NO!!!!
- Don't forget the recording musicians in your list of outstretched
palms! The AFM is in total support of anything that will get their
folks a few more pennies per play. Under some versions of these laws
we have seen, radio stations (broadcast AND Internet) will have to
provide (for every song played) album and song title, recording date,
the names of the lead artists, sidemen, producers, engineers, the
coffee Gofer and the janitors that cleaned up the studio... well,
maybe not the last two.
Just imagine how hard that is for a station like KFJC - we get
recordings from all over the world, independently produced with liner
notes (if they even exist) in a multitude of languages (including
symbols, puns, illegible scribbles and finger prints - I am not
making this up!) We have a staff of about 60 student/volunteers - the
task of providing all of that data to the government approved
mobsters would overwhelm a station like KFJC. We have over 600,000
LPs and other vinyl records in our library that were made before CDs
and the "Digital Revolution" and even newer releases do not have all
the info. Many groups have declared, in writing, that they do not
want to be represented by this system - they probably would never
have seen a penny of it anyway...
(23+ year vol DJ at KFJC FM)
On Jul 10, 2007, at 3:26 PM, AJ Azure wrote:
> It gets even more complicated when you realize you're dealing with two
> different income streams of music copyright. Mechanicals AND
> rights. That's why net audio is so complicated. Is it one or the
> other or
> both or something brand new?
> You're potentially dealing with songwriters/composers, arrangers,
> publishing companies, record companies, etc. all wanting their
> palm's share
> of the money, Even on old music.independently