YamahaPlayer wrote:The library, radio and TV. All forms of media contain massive amounts of free music. There's internet radio as well, ever heard of Pandora?
Having Pandora in my truck is any different then my iPod how?
Oh and all music becomes public domain after a period of time. That period of time is a completely arbitrary time frame, and the laws of which were written a very long time ago.
And really, how greedy. All the fuss about royalties, and how many are upset about music programs being cut in public schools? Which do you think will effect the future of music more?
Ok, let's focus for a bit.
1. Music on television, radio, etc. all fall under licensing with ASCAP/BMI.
2. Organizations/businesses pay ASCAP/BMI for the right to play said music.
3. ASCAP/BMI distributes the royalties to the copyright holder.
4. The artist is paid for his work.
5. While it's free for you to listen on these mediums, it's legally paid for by the organizations that use the recorded music.
Yes, I'm a happily paying customer.
1. You don't own the music that plays from Pandora.
2. Pandora pays licensing fees to ASCAP/BMI/Soundexchange in order to play those songs online.
3. ASCAP/BMI/Soundexchange pays the royalties to the artists.
4. see #5 above.
5. It's very different from music you load in your iPod.
Public domain was set up with the intention of the owner getting a chance during their lifetime to be paid for the work(s). It's hardly arbitrary.
Greedy? Can you send each of us on the forum 5 cents of your paycheck? What, are you greedy?
The music programs in schools is not even related to what we're talking about. But it's due to Federal/State budgets, not stealing music. AFAIK anyway.