When I go to work I’m doing it because I will be paid. If I went to work and found out that some people were getting a cut of something that I worked on and I wasn’t, I would be pissed!
In the United States, musicians have not been paid for their music being played on the radio, ever. Pretty much everywhere else they do, but not here.
I really don’t know what to say about musicians. If there’s a way to screw them, someone will find it.
But now there’s a way to help unscrew them. It might be too little too late but at least it’s something. There’s a bill going through congress today that will try to fix this. I hope it does!
The Fair Play Fair Pay Act
You can write your representatives here. It’s ridiculously easy.
For more info, here is a good article about this issue.
And the Music First website has lots of info.
Thanks for listening.