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 11:10

chief, that's fair. Its a done deal, she will be confirmed of course, but he had a lot of more qualified Latinos, to choose from.
Its like Bush nominating Harriet Miers.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:14

nazi, I'm gonna write in for a laser show featuring Wing, doing Beatle tunes.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 11:14

Blanket, it was on VH1...entitled "Which One Is Pink?".

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

pain, do the pink joke, please.

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

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 12:14
Blanket, it was on VH1...entitled "Which One Is Pink?".

Thanks, I'll keep an eye out to see if they rerun it.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 12:14
nazi, I'm gonna write in for a laser show featuring Wing, doing Beatle tunes.

Geez, I don't think bumwine covers that.....

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

nazi, Night Train would handle it.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:22

Night Train? Geez, it might require something a bit stronger. Maybe Wild Turkey?

Rapture!

http://img177.imageshack.us/img177/3367/morapture.png

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 11:33

slacker,

"Its a done deal, she will be confirmed of course, but he had a lot of more qualified Latinos, to choose from."

Of course but she looks good and is a judge. From what she said, no one in the Administration even asked her opinon on any particular ruling she's made. All appearance, I would imaging.

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

chief, you think she's a looker?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 11:44

Slacker,

On paper, she does. She's a woman, a minority, a judge, was highest in her class, etc.

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

chief, on paper, gotcha, I'm so shallow.

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

She's not exactly a "looker", slacker.
She would make Ronnie Milsap flinch.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 11:55

well, they just don't give out high ratings at the ABA.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 11:57

pain, yeah I know. Scorsese tried to get her for a remake of Geronimo.

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

"ABA"? Association of Blanketnazi Accountants?

By: chiefpayne568 on 7/15/09 at 11:58

High ratings on the ABA does not mean one has common sense or will follow what is in the Constitution...and being overridden 66% of the time doesn't look too good either.

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

Well I did like Fernando.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 12:05

American Boozers Association

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 12:15

They hold me in the highest regard.

By: Kosh III on 7/15/09 at 12:41

slacker

You have a poor grasp of history. Nixon ran in 68 on a promise that he had a secret plan to end the war in one year. But he wouldn't say what the plan was until he was elected.
He then expanded the war into other countries, shot innocent students, and then conveniently ended it one month before his re-election.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 12:46

Kosh some people forget history and the consequences that follow.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 12:49

Nixon didn't shoot those students, his gun did.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 12:53

I thought that was friendly fire, gdia.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 12:55

Bad joke I guess...

So says Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young...

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 12:59

I know Marcus Nash & Vince Young, but who are the other two?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 1:01

gdia

If you was talkng about Kent State, I knew what you was saying.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 1:11

She's not coming back:

http://imgur.com/14eNc.jpg

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 1:13

Preds schedule is released...

http://www.nhl.com/ice/schedulebyseason.htm?team=nsh

My Leafs are coming to town on 1/18...lookout...

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:13

"By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 12:10
oh, the irony....

http://imgur.com/izjKG.jpg"

They are being judgemental just posting that, not to mention
"superior" minded, so are they that stupid ?

What am I missing ?

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:13

Rock on, Blanket!

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 1:13

Kosh, I also have a poor grasp on reality, but alas I digress. I believe Nixon gradually withdrew troops, as he had promised, kinda like Obama is doing in Iraq. Maybe if Johnson had ran, and won re-election, he might have done better, instead of escalating the war as he done. You didn't forget about Johnson's war did you?
Nixon was gonna tell you his secret plan, but you pissed him off when you threatened impeachment. Tricky said I ain't telling Kosh nuttin.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 1:15

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:13
Rock on, Blanket!

The part about she's not coming back?

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:15

I called my girl friend long distance and she said
I was phoney :)

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 1:15

lol, that's funny, panda!

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:15

Oh yeah. Nice.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 1:18

Hey gdiafante, have you purchased your Preds. luxury suite yet?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 1:18

see, i can laugh because pocket protectors cost a lot less than $65 and they don't really improve my appearance much. so i'd go with the beer too. LOL!

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:20

Thanks blanket:

That's the first original thought I've ever had....I think....

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:22

If you put pocket protectors on your hands,
do they become hand protectors, and, if so, what's the fee
for switching unions ?

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:23

I say bamboo should be a form of currency and we're almost
at page 5 :)

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:23

You must be getting your pocket protectors on Murfreesboro Rd.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 1:24

Why get a suite when I can have a couple of seats in back of dumb rednecks who always yell "Shoot" even when we don't have the puck?

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:25

If people with more education make more money,
what do they get for the 3rd degree ?

:)

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:26

"@$$hole...@$$hole...you $uck!"

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:27

Any game with 3 periods is missing the point :)

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 1:27

PAGE FIVE

Are we there yet?

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:28

Nice try, Nemo.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 1:29

No not yet

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 1:30

gdiafante, you make a good point there.
Any of them offered you skoal yet?

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:32

slacker, my game chant reference has him reeling, hold on...