Allan Sholar 
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Re: “ASCAP Targets Farmers' Markets and House Venues

If you value the song enough to play it and the venue believes it adds value to their event and in-turn, music is part of the draw to enhance that event, then their is an obligation to the artist that created that music to pay up. Maybe these venues should throw up a couple wide screens and show major movies for entertainment or better yet reruns of past Superbowls...see how that goes. Don't be a thief... As Mr. Nelson alluded to above, It's when we download illegally...not performance without license that is the problem.... Sorry it's both... That's the attitude that feeds the problem and that's why now more than ever the licensing is so important. Many venues, anymore, don't want to even pay the musicians let alone licensing. So in my town we have venues that have crappy music by crappy musicians at crappy open mics because of it. It's easier to grow a cucumber than it is to write a good song...their not giving those away, now are they. It's because they value the cucumber. Stop playing for venues that don't value music. Educate them as to why it's a good thing. It's time that musicians insist that they be paid for their efforts. If the venue or event believes it increases business...they should pay. If they don't think it makes a difference then why have it to begin with.

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Posted by Allan Sholar on 07/06/2013 at 10:38 AM

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