Jay Blackman 
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Re: “ASCAP Targets Farmers' Markets and House Venues

(We were told that legally, they could collect even if we had artists & bands sign things that said they were not playing ANY songs by their artists)

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Posted by Jay Blackman on 03/14/2012 at 11:06 AM

Re: “ASCAP Targets Farmers' Markets and House Venues

When I was a volunteer at 924 Gilman in the early 90s, ASCAP came after us. We talked with them once and explained that we were a grassroots venue featuring comparatively small bands, and that what they were asking for (thousands of dollars, mostly retroactively) was insane. They lowered what they were asking for to "just" a few hundred dollars a year (which at that point we still wouldn't have been able to afford), and then we never answered their letters or phone calls again. They sent some really scary-sounding legal letters but nothing ever happened.

23 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jay Blackman on 03/14/2012 at 11:05 AM

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