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Artists Could Not Sell Music Without Radio



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(12/4/2012 3:54:24 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Everyone forgets that radio is already paying five or
six per cent of its revenue to the composers to groups such as ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC.
Additional payments to the artists will bankrupt
radio. I recommend that total payments to all composers and artists be capped at five per cent of adjusted revenues and divided up between all of them. End of story. If this does not happen, I urge stations to record their own music or buy a service that provides music including artists compensation.

- bud longhorn
(12/3/2012 5:07:57 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
What's interesting is that radio is still a major means for people to discover music. I think the demand is there. In the UK we have an estimated 89% of over 15-yr olds who listen to radio every week. There must be a solution for the business model that can be found! (data is from http://www.rajar.co.uk/content.php?page=news)
- Christian Miccio
(12/3/2012 10:45:15 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The title of this article is correct. But the inverse is also correct: Radio could not sell advertising without artists.

And now, radio means Pandora, Slacker, iHeart, etc. Those radio outlets have picked up the slack where old radio has failed- AND they are good partners to the labels and artists. It's evolution, baby.

But yeah- keep doubling down on Rush and Imus while doing nothing to develop new non-music content. That should work out for you just fine.

- Jason Gold
(11/30/2012 8:05:50 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I didn't realize that Radio Ink ran humor pieces.
- Steve
(11/30/2012 4:08:04 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Bill Goldsmith's comment could have stopped with a period after (The Us is the only) developed country.
All of the other countries in the world have been trying to emulate the US system of broadcasting for years.
The US system has made record companies, indies, artists, publishers, composers, and songwriters many billions of dollars and rich and famous,
without any compensation to itself. Radio's FCC payola rule says radio must select music according to artistic merit. It works!!!!!!!!

- Tony Coloff


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