To the barricades. What if we refused to comply? What if we withdrew our music from every PRO? We could bring the entire music licensing system crashing down. No legal music for TV, radio, streaming, YouTube, movies, restaurants, venues and bars? Maybe we should burn the whole fucking thing down. Let the DOJ explain to the public why there is no music.
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The below statement has been issued by NSAI Board President and songwriter, Lee Thomas Miller on August 4, 2016.
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“I cannot emphasize strongly enough how ludicrous this DOJ ruling is. NSAI has had multiple conversations and meetings with the DOJ.
When I met with the assistant Attorney General, who is behind this, I graphically explained to her and her team the damage that the current, archaic music licensing and rate setting process is having on the songwriters. I then told her that her 100% licensing plan will threaten the last stream of income we have.
I am disgusted that they are proceeding with this hostile attack against the smallest business in America- the songwriter. Please know that we at NSAI will not be silent. We do not accept this.
Songs do not fall out of the sky. They are created slowly through…
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