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Yep, these outfits never have the slightest interest in protecting the actual “creator” of any given work, but when there’s a major corporation and its money involved, it’s all different. I am also a songwriter who has had copyrights “mechanically infringed” and, really, nobody cares. I often wonder how many of the writers of the songs in these “compliations” are getting screwed out of their money. Most of them, I expect. “Airplay” is the only place any writer has the slightest hope of being compensated as per the agreement unless he is an independent record label selling his own product directly.


25 posted on 12/24/2009 9:39:38 AM PST by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Emmett McCarthy

I gave up on the big record companies year ago. I am self-published, and sell my stuff through cdBaby or at gigs.

I get a royalty check for mechanical downloads from cdBaby, but have never gotten a penny from BMI of which I have been a member for quarter of a century.


58 posted on 12/24/2009 1:00:45 PM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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