MUSIC

The Day the Music Died: How Greed Is Killing the Cover Band Scene

ASCAP, BMI Fining, Suing Venues Over Fees

Aggressive enforcement by ASCAP and BMI is forcing bars and restaurants to stop offering live music, or forcing them to close all together because of excessively high fees, or lawsuits.

Aggressive enforcement by ASCAP and BMI is forcing bars and restaurants to stop offering live music, or forcing them to close all together because of excessively high fees, or lawsuits.

If you want proof that music is dying, just watch the Super Bowl halftime show. Aside from paying $100 or more to see a huge arena show, or watching a television spectacle, very few places are left these days to hear live music. Especially for free, or close to it.

 

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