Letters to the Editor

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 11:00pm

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 11:06

Ben, its always the cover-up, he should have fired all the numb nuts involved, and made sure they were prosecuted.
It was a senseless, unnecessary scheme, he would have been elected by a landslide anyway. And John Dean is a dick, no pun intended.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:08

house, that doesn't necessarily mean i have a real life - lol! although, we did place third again in trivia last night.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 11:13

Slacker,

And the coverup is about the only thing they would have had on Nixon. I also suspect they would have had issues with proving it too. After all, as far as I can tell, all they had were people guilty of the crime who refused to testify against him and a tape with blanks over the pertinent areas.

Now they probably could have built a credible circumstantial case, I guess.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:13

Here's a piece of trivia: Who played John Dean in the television movie "Blind Ambition"?

No google search cheats now...

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 11:15

9 reasons Pelosi’s healthcare surtax is disastrous

http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2009/07/15/9-reasons-pelosis-healthcare-surtax-is-disastrous/

By: Dragon on 7/15/09 at 11:15

Chief, you mean that everyone in Congress does not use the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)? Shoot, even the millionaires who can afford to pay their health care out of pocket should be forced to enroll.

It is disturbing that it will be illegal not to buy insurance. I guess the illegal aliens will be doubly illegal.

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 11:15

gd, I'm gonna say Helen Keller.

By: MamaG on 7/15/09 at 11:16

blanket, is it that trivia they have in bars/restaurants? I love that!!!

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:16

Close house, but no...

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 11:17

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 10:55
Nemo, you forgot the blow up doll.
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It sprung a link and I don't know how to fix it.

I had to stop laughing to think of a come back. lol

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 11:17

Well, I guess anyone who doesn't want to be deployed has an out now. Guy needed to just shut up and go.

Soldier who says Obama isn't president doesn't have to deploy, Army says
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/165/story/777472.html?storylink=omni_popular

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:17

Mama, this is live trivia, not the video game. it's lots of fun!

house, i was going to guess Ronnie Milsap.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:20

gdiafante, Russell Simmons?

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:20

Nope. Martin Sheen.

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 11:21

Dragon,

"Chief, you mean that everyone in Congress does not use the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP)? Shoot, even the millionaires who can afford to pay their health care out of pocket should be forced to enroll."

As far as I'm concerned, everyone in the Legislature, Executive and Judiciary should be the FIRST ones on this program and should be forced on it period the whole time they are in Congress!

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:22

Who, incidentally, has a son that plays a songwriter on a hit comedy, so that means his character receives royalties....the six degrees of LTE's begins...

By: MamaG on 7/15/09 at 11:24

Yes, I think I know what you're talking about blanket. I can't remember the name of it but I have a code I put in the controller and it allows me to build up points, no matter where I'm playing it. Also, it's on the tv screens and everyone who plays shows on the scoring? I love it!!!

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:24

gdiafante, dick658 will be proud.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 11:24

Now Charlie writes children books and more royalties.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:28

Mama, i know of a place that has one of those games. I know someone who won some prize for scoring high. lol!

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 11:28

slacker, we don't work "blue" around here...please use penis658 instead.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:30

nazi, do they have an Alex Trebek look-a-like as moderator?

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 11:31

I want to Wing sing "Mac Arthur Park"...with the whole choir thing...

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 11:32

panda, you may have to pay some royalties for that.

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 11:33

"By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:13
Here's a piece of trivia: Who played John Dean in the television movie "Blind Ambition"?

No google search cheats now..."

Karl Dean

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:33

pain, sorry, duly noted.
Moderator please scratch my dick. Thank you.

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 11:34

No, I mean I want to hear the singer "Wing" sing it.

(...say that 3 time real fast...)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:35

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 11:31
I want to Wing sing "Mac Arthur Park"...with the whole choir thing...

OMG - i just said the same thing to a friend of mine last Friday at a baby shower! Great minds think alike!

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:30
nazi, do they have an Alex Trebek look-a-like as moderator?

No, it's some chick with an annoying voice who overestimates her ability to correctly pronounce words.

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 11:35

slacker:
I think you have to pay extra for that :)

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:38

nazi, gotcha. Fired English teacher, that had sex with 16 year old.
They are everywhere now.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:39

well, as long as she's not carrying a gun into a bar...lol!

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:39

bear, just trying to make a wrong right.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:43

Robert Plant, the former Led Zeppelin singer, has been made a commander of the British Empire in London, Buckingham Palace says.

http://www.upi.com/Entertainment_News/2009/07/12/Robert-Plant-honored-by-Buckingham-Palace/UPI-35421247437334/

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 11:43

Was that a Charming Bear, slacker?

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:46

Yeah, but what about John Paul Jones??

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:46

Anybody agree that Sonia Sotomayor, is as bad a chose as Clarence Thomas?

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 11:48

Blanket, was Allison Krauss at the ceremony?
Standing on his coattails, perhaps?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:49

or sid barrett?

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:49

nazi, do you suspect Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, had a thang going on?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:50

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:49
nazi, do you suspect Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, had a thang going on?

yeah, most definitely. and they're going to get royalties on the video too.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 11:50

Nothing could be as bad a Thomas. He just sits there looking pertty.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:50

Blanket, did you see the Pink Floyd documentary last night?

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 11:53

gd, they never said which one was Pink.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:55

He was the guy who didn't get royalties.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:58

no i didn't g. what channel? i was out playing trivia so i didn't watch TV last night.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 12:00

Is it possible to collect royalties, for reading these posts?
Postola?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 12:01

g, i want to go to the laser light show at the science museum!

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 12:03

Who would have thought that this would such a royal...today?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 12:03

Slacker,

"Anybody agree that Sonia Sotomayor, is as bad a chose as Clarence Thomas?"

I will agree that ANYONE who voted agains Thomas should also vote against Sotomayor.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 12:10

oh, the irony....

http://imgur.com/izjKG.jpg