bford wrote:How does it work when you go to a concert and the band plays a cover tune I think half of the big name shows I've seen, at some point the band will play a cover tune. Does that band being covered get comped? Does that fall into what Nick covered, er, talked about.
This whole issue is making my head spin . I need a beer. Too bad for me I"m at work
Same deal. The venue owner or promoter is responsible for licensing the music. Most places that have live music regularly buy an annual license from each of the agencies... that'll cover anything anybody plays.
The agencies then use formulas to figure out who gets what share of the total pot.
The system isn't perfect - it overly rewards the top acts, and underpays new artists, but at least in theory everyone gets compensated.