Tag Archives: ASCAP

Are Royalty Fees Forcing Venues To Close?

Posted by on November 30, 2009

That seems to be what an article from Web site zeropaid claims*. The site is up in arms about the three music licensing companies, BMI, ASCAP and SESAC, charging fees to nightclubs, bars and venues for live music. It states that instead of having to pay the fees, the venues are shutting down instead. Individually […]

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Royalty Groups Pressing Online Stores For Performance Fees On 30-Second Samples, Downloads

Posted by on September 17, 2009

From the douchery files: music royalty groups ASCAP and BMI are pressing iTunes and other online music stores to pay performance fees on 30-second song previews available when shopping for music, as well as individual downloads of songs and TV shows and movies featuring their artists’ music. Yes, this is insane, and it’s ASCAP and […]

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