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

Send correspondence via e-mail to letters@nashvillecitypaper.com

265 Comments on this post:

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

Not yet Slacker, they're still trying to figure out what a Heineken is.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 1:34

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 2:22
If you put pocket protectors on your hands,
do they become hand protectors, and, if so, what's the fee
for switching unions ?

It's unethical and against union rules to use try to convert pocket protectors to hand protectors. high penalties for that.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 1:35

Heineken that is what you do when someone is choking.

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:35

Page 5 rocks...so much room...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 1:36

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:23
You must be getting your pocket protectors on Murfreesboro Rd.

No, I shop for them on Nolensville Road, thank you very much.....

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 1:37

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 2:35
Heineken that is what you do when someone is choking.

I thought Heineken was something you drank while you watched somebody choke.

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:38

I keep a condom in my shirt pocket to protect it. I'm not sure if it works...
...I haven't had to use it yet.

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 1:40

Well it has something to with choking.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 1:40

You can always tell who's doing the work in an office, by the ink stains on the pocket protectors.

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 1:40

Semantics...you say choking I say impersonating a smurf...

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:41

"I thought Heineken was something you drank while you watched somebody choke"...
you've been to a Leaf's game with gd, haven't you Blanket?

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 1:42

Semantics? brrrrk must be online.

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:42

"By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:38
I keep a condom in my shirt pocket to protect it. I'm not sure if it works...
...I haven't had to use it yet."

...but now, you know when you do use it, it'll be safe :)

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 1:44

pain, remember it goes on your nose.

By: pandabear on 7/15/09 at 1:44

I've just been arrested by the pocket protector police.

ahhhhhhhh, the whole world is a leaky pen.....

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 1:45

Does anyone know a pocket joke that will offend someone?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 1:46

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:41
"I thought Heineken was something you drank while you watched somebody choke"...
you've been to a Leaf's game with gd, haven't you Blanket?

LOL - busted!

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 1:48

nemo, sure, remember how you start playing pocket pool while peeking in your neighbors window.
Hope that helps.

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:49

Know why a woman doesn't need a shirt pocket?
There's plenty on the apron.

Or : She's not allowed to own anything, why would she need pockets?

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 1:49

BAM!!

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 1:51

It is a start fellow pockters. Thanks!!!!

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 1:54

If you re-tell that joke, I'll expect royalties, Nemo.
Back on topic...just like that.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 1:56

George Bush walks into a bar with a pocket protector...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 2:00

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 2:56
George Bush walks into a bar with a pocket protector...

Now we all know Georgie doesn't own a pocket protector. You have to at least know how to add before you qualify to own a pocket protector.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 2:02

nazi, did you think Obama threw like a girl?

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 2:03

I'll bet that you get a pocket full of royalites with that joke house. HONK HONK

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:05

Obama walks into a baseball game...

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 2:07

I guess it's better than skipping into a game...

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 2:07

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 3:02
nazi, did you think Obama threw like a girl?

Not as bad as George.

http://www.paulapatrice.com/permalinx/bush_throws.jpg

By: gdiafante on 7/15/09 at 2:08

And Georgy's a baseball guy...

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 2:08

Obama walks into a baseball game...

WITH OR WITOUT A POCKET?

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:11

...and says, "Do I have to call the pocket?".

By: Captain Nemo on 7/15/09 at 2:12

What girl did Obama know?

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 2:15

George has a Gaylord Perry style.

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:30

There's a show on the Travel Channel at 7:00 called "Extreme Barhopping".
I weep for the future.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 2:36

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 3:30
There's a show on the Travel Channel at 7:00 called "Extreme Barhopping".
I weep for the future.

Seriously?

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:37

Yup. No poo-poo.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 2:38

Don't forget Extreme logging premieres tonight.

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:39

I was gonna watch "Extreme Doobie", starring Loner.

By: slacker on 7/15/09 at 2:42

Where is Loner? Hope he didn't get in a bar fight with some Jews.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 2:42

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 3:39
I was gonna watch "Extreme Doobie", starring Loner.

LOL! Is there a lot of ranting about Israel included in that episode?

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:44

We may get 6 pages...on a dog of an LTE.
Next time d7 sends in something poignant, nobody comment.

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 2:46

Blanket, he's telling "The Joke" in this episode.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 2:48

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 3:44
We may get 6 pages...on a dog of an LTE.
Next time d7 sends in something poignant, nobody comment.

Now that would be hysterical!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 3:05

Intel's upbeat outlook and the Fed's improved forecast spark a big advance with all three major gauges up at least 3%

http://money.cnn.com/2009/07/15/markets/markets_newyork/index.htm?cnn=yes

By: dargent7 on 7/15/09 at 3:09

Is it Trickey Dick's birthday or something? Some are attempting to re-write history placing Nixon just one notch below Reagan? When he wasn't formulating "Enemies Lists", erasing tapes, bombing Cambodia, and shaking hands with Elvis, hugging Sammy Davis, and trying to deport John Lennon, he was a bitter, mean, old man. Kinda like Lennon's "Mean Mr. Mustard". And any act put forth by "House" to collude with others to not comment on my up and comming LTE, is a sheer act of domestic terrorism.

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 3:10

We're all screwed!

http://theres.no.hope.com/sky/is/falling=yes

By: house_of_pain on 7/15/09 at 3:14

Ever figure out what "rural philanthropy" means?

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 3:17

no, house. i don't think i want to know. but i'm sure id can enlighten us on the subject.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 7/15/09 at 3:18

good novelty plate:

http://failblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/fail-owned-kids-first-fail.jpg?w=500&h=340