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I don’t know if the music industry is grasping at straws for revenue, but they are definitely grasping.
Remember that ASCAP was demanding that the Girl Scouts take out a license for the songs they sang around the old campfire. The resultant outcry forced ASCAP to backpedal quite a bit, but they were still able to get the Girl Scouts to sign onto a dollar-a-year license. ASCAP was quite insistent to establish its doctrine that vassals must pay tribute.
Why won’t BMI do a dollar-a-year deal for the majority of Part 15 stations that don’t make dime one, and in fact are at least a bit of a money pit? Because the content cartel is not going to make any concessions unless it absolutely has to. Given its lobbying largesse, at both state and federal levels, I don’t look for that to happen anytime soon.
Downer again, sorry…