Remember when ASCAP threatened Girl Scouts of the USA with lawsuits over summer camps that sang ASCAP's copyrighted works without paying licensing fees?
Could similar situations in your town be responsible for the decline of live music venues?
In this episode, listener Gary Martin asks about how to deal with a venue owner who is fearful of BMI and won't hire bands to play original music. I give my advice on his situation as well as ideas on how any musician can turn something similar into, not just a positive, but a potentially new income stream.
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