Doesn't matter. BMI will still get its licensing fees.Has anyone been told their band cannot play covers because BMI has required the club to pay monies to them for royalties.
That's the work of a shady venue owner. Licensing fees are the venue's responsibility.Or even better, a band being asked to pay directly?
Sounds like a silly urban tale. Bands play. Venues pay licensing to BMI/ASCAP.
Echoing what the others have said. Nothing new here. Venues have always had to pay a licensing fee if they have cover bands.
Man I wish it was true !! Imagine all the music that would be created with fewer uncreative cover bands.AWESOME [Write your own songs].
They dont but think of the venues that might become available to the creative musician that are currently clogged with the human juke box.