Letters to the Editor

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 12:00am

Time to pay the piper… and the drummer?

People that play instruments in recording sessions want royalties now along with being paid for their work when they do it. Kind of like a worker assembling a car and the guy that purchased that car having to pay that worker every time they drive it.

A better analogy is the fact that people advertise products on a radio station to sell them and pay the station for the advertising. Now songwriters and musicians want radio stations to play their music helping them sell their songs.

Belmont University in a study found that, “The music industry in Nashville creates 20,000 direct jobs and 15,000 additional jobs and generates $6.8 billion annually for the economy.” Radio and TV stations are vital partners in that music business. Without commercial radio, songs would not be heard and sold at stores and on Web sites.

I say enough is enough. Radio and TV stations have been bled too much for too long paying royalties. It is time for the pendulum to swing in the right direction and make record companies pay for the stations to play and advertise their songs or at least allow them free playing rights if the stations want be so generous.

Don't forget without music stations the music industry would collapse.

George Reynolds, 37205

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265 Comments on this post:

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 8:51

Lord Jesus, i've fallen and I can't get up, Bill... hurry.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 8:52

hey, will the new healthcare bill help develop retro abortions?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 8:52

Nixon was the beginning of the downward fall of the GOP

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 8:53

there's a few folks who could use to be retro-ly aborted. and they don't even have Downs Syndrome.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 8:54

The new healthcare bill establishes royalties to musicians playing on jingles...those damn Democrats...

By: MamaG on 7/15/09 at 8:56

By: Dragon on 7/15/09 at 8:09
I got the impression that George was referring to the "background" musicians rather than the artist whose record it is. For example, if George Strait releases a song, should the drummer get a royalty every time it is played?

Dragon, I would have to say YES, the drummer gets a royalty every time it is played, IF he/she is a member of the Musician's Union. I don't believe anyone who is not in the Union gets paid royalties.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 8:57

slacker,

I just wonder how long she's been wearing that white pantsuit - and if she'll change pantsuits during the next 3 1/2 more years.

By: MamaG on 7/15/09 at 8:58

Blanket, you naughty girl, you! LOL

I got pumped by Utada Hikaru on the way to work this morning...really good stuff!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 8:59

Mama, would you expect anything less out of me? lol!

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 9:00

Not paying royalties is like not paying taxs. This must be a Republicans plot!!

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 9:00

"I got pumped by Utada Hikaru on the way to work this morning...really good stuff!"

My only comment is that I have no comment. LOL

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 9:02

chief, everything is ok, until she wears that orange one.
What color was she wearing the day Obama's hit man tripped her?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:04

OBAMA WILL REPEAL MEDICARE

http://www.dickmorris.com/blog/2009/07/09/obama-will-repeal-medicare/

"And it is the elderly who rationing will most effect. Who should get a knee replacement a 40 year old or a 70 year old? Who should get a new hip, a young person or an old person? Who should have priority in the operating room a seventy year old diabetic who needs bypass surgery or a younger person? Obviously, it is the elderly who will get short shrift under his proposal."

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:07

10-Year Time Frame Obscures Full Cost of Democratic Health Care Plan

http://spectator.org/blog/2009/07/14/10-year-time-frame-obscures-fu

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:09

Slacker,

Not sure...but you have to admit he had to be a very BRAVE man...what would have happened to him if she had fallen on him?

By: brrrrk on 7/15/09 at 9:10

Wow, chief is citing Dick Morris now? Who's next? A bum on the street?

By: BenDover on 7/15/09 at 9:17

Hey... the ground-work for Nixon was layed by not electing Goldwater over LBJ in '64.

By: dargent7 on 7/15/09 at 9:18

Bend: Are you being serious? Nixon was a hero? Just for the record, is this a "Saturday Night Live" skit, or are you serious?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:19

brrrrk,

Well gee, I guess he's slipped since being an advisor for your beloved President Clinton. Oh well.

By: Kosh III on 7/15/09 at 9:22

Yes, Morris was once close to the Clintons. Then they had a falling out over something and Morris has been on a vendetta against them ever since.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 9:22

By: brrrrk on 7/15/09 at 10:10
Wow, chief is citing Dick Morris now? Who's next? A bum on the street?
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In his hast to post something, the little man little fingers must have hit the wrong key. I would not get excited. lol

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:23

So according to Hoyer, if your business earns, after deductions, income of more than $280,000 per year - it's considered a large business.

Hoyer Says Small Businesses Don't Make $280,000 Per Year So They Won't Be Hurt by Democrats' Planned $540-Billion Tax Hike

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51043

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 9:24

chief, Dick Morris's toe-sucking, did limit his fee chart.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:26

Bailing as fast as he can.

Schwarzenegger Warns of More Layoffs in California
http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=51036

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 9:26

By: BenDover on 7/15/09 at 10:17
Hey... the ground-work for Nixon was layed by not electing Goldwater over LBJ in '64.
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The ground work for Nixon being Nixion was at birth and all the years after.

By: MamaG on 7/15/09 at 9:27

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 9:59
Mama, would you expect anything less out of me? lol!

No, I thought it was great! LOL

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 10:00
"I got pumped by Utada Hikaru on the way to work this morning...really good stuff!"

My only comment is that I have no comment. LOL

G, you should google her name--she's really good, not like Wing, who is of course, untouchable!

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 9:28

Hey dargent, Nixon did end the Vietnam war, you should have a bust of him on your grand piano.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 9:31

Hay slacker I have a bust on my TV, but it is not Nixon. wink wink

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:35

Don't believe them! We all know intelligence services in all countries lie to us!

Iran could have atomic bomb within 6 months: report
http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE56E2F420090715?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

Besides, we have this article too about BND

US Officials Accuse German Intelligence of Pre-Iraq War Failures
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,542708,00.html

By: Dragon on 7/15/09 at 9:35

Chief, I see where the Feds plan to take money from "the rich" and give it to "the poor" so they can buy insurance. I even see where Obama will "save" money by not paying doctors and hospitals as much.

I do NOT see anything about reducing the cost of healthcare. Where does it actually cost the doctor/hospital/pharmacy less to do business? If anything, they will be the ones paying higher taxes.

What the Dems have presented is nothing more than a wealth redistribution scheme. And, it MUST be passed to Congress can go on vacation. Otherwise, they won't be able to fool anyone into voting for it.

By: Dragon on 7/15/09 at 9:37

There's never enough time to do it right but, there is always time to do it over.

By: MamaG on 7/15/09 at 9:38

slacker, I do have my step-dad's AF discharge papers, signed by Nixon...we could frame it and hang it on the wall beside the piano!

By: dargent7 on 7/15/09 at 9:41

Yeah, Nixon ended the war in Vietnam after he escaladed it for his 8 year term.
Read McNamara's writings about the Vietnam war. They rival another nincompoop Sec. of Defense, 'Rummy", who also misread the foriegn people's spirit and value system. Can America get with the program that the sun does not revolve around it?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 9:44

Wow Mama!! You have got a gin-n-wine hand writen discharge papers sign by Nixon. That should be worth something.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 9:47

Captain, please refer to www.bumwine.com for the proper booze identifiers.

LOL!

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 9:47

dargent, Rumsfield will never admit to doing any wrong.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 9:49

Sorry Blanket. I will from now on. wink wink

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:49

Dragon,

Of course it will cost more. The cost of the enlarged government bureaucracy alone would ensure that. As for efficiency, well we've all seen how well that works with the fact the stimulus is moving so slowly. So expect things to work much slower if this bill passes.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 9:50

dargent, sorry, Johnson escalated the war, not tricky dick.

By: MamaG on 7/15/09 at 9:50

"As a matter of fact, the sun does revolve around me." -- Earth

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty." -- John F. Kennedy

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 9:51

He just tried to end it by invading Cambodia.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 9:52

Ok...here it is! Let's make sure our Congressmen get the same medical care they want for US!

Government Run Health Care You Vote For It, You Use It

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VXo4fc6hFk&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eihatethemedia%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded

By: MamaG on 7/15/09 at 9:52

Neme- that paper might be worth the paper it's written on! LOL

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 9:53

MamaG, that's only required of dargent.
Just be glad you step-dad got out ok.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 9:54

Sad story

At the end of time a little man sits alone next to the dryed bones of a pet and post nothing for no one to read.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 9:55

Nemo, you forgot the blow up doll.

By: dargent7 on 7/15/09 at 9:56

Slack: I am a little rusy on my Vietnam facts. I don't even care to Google "Tet Offensive" and the "Gulf of Tonkin". The Ho Chi Min Trail, Lt. Calley's massacure, I'm sure some fell under Nixon's rule.

By: BenDover on 7/15/09 at 9:57

Nixon's only problem was they changed all the rules of politics in the middle of the game on him. He should have evoked Unitary Executive privledge to keep the little rats from nipping him to death.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 10:00

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 10:55
Nemo, you forgot the blow up doll.
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LMAO :-D

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 10:03

So, Blanket, I understand you don't own a video game system.
What's it like to have a real life?