[JPL] Royalty-Rate Hike Alarms Web Broadcasters

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Wed Mar 7 17:42:04 EST 2007


The penalty is a trip to Gitmo!
-Dr.

At 05:06 PM 3/7/2007, you wrote:
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>
>Pardon my French, but fuck the DMCA.
>
>Has anyone been fined or prosecuted for playing more than 4 cuts in 3 
>hours?  Oh, I forgot, the RIAA is too busy going after 8 year olds who 
>download the SpongeBob theme.
> >
> > From: "Lazaro Vega" <wblv.wblu.fm at gmail.com>
> > Date: 2007/03/07 Wed PM 03:42:12 CST
> > To: "Jazz Programmers Mailing List" <jazzproglist at jazzweek.com>
> > Subject: Re: [JPL] Royalty-Rate Hike Alarms Web Broadcasters
> >
> > This Week's JPL Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
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> >
> > I saw a breakout on this the other day, and read, too, that what's
> > been passed so far applies to commercial radio. A non-commercial rate
> > is forthcoming. When I get back to work on Thursday I'll foreword the
> > entire message with the full rates list.
> >
> > For what it is worth this legislation found it's legal legs in the
> > Digital Millennium Copyright Act which passed under Clinton. The RIAA
> > lobby was able to get through its rules, which also govern programming
> > on line, and it's really impossible to follow those guidelines if
> > you're going to program pre-lp era jazz. Four cuts by Duke Ellington
> > in a three hour period, with no more than two in a row from the same
> > artist unless it's from an anthology, makes it impossible to
> > accurately portray on radio streamed on the web the breadth and scope
> > of Ellington's musical evolution or the profundity of his contribution
> > to the American way of life. More anti-intellectual bullshit from the
> > build me a house in the Hampton's right now crowd.
> >
> > What's even more aggravating is that the music of the 1920's and
> > 1930's (the Dorsey Brothers had over 200 hits, hits now, commercial
> > successes) survived every evolution of technology up to now and was
> > still reaching the people (if the people wanted to hear it). Now,
> > finally, an international dissemination system arrives and the music
> > is blocked, purely for greed, from reaching it's audience.
> >
> > Furthermore, the Internet audience is a minuscule proportion of the
> > listener ship when compared to the FM base. Why should the majority of
> > listeners be penalized by a service used by the few? Of course you
> > bring this up and are told, "Well then block the stream, or don't web
> > stream." So the advice of the powers that be to the onslaught of talk
> > radio, the diminution of cultural awareness and the marginalization of
> > jazz is, Pay up or shut up. There is no consideration for the audience
> > in these rulings -- they're not viewed as imaginations to be reached
> > but vampires who want to pilfer the profit making abilities of the
> > record industries. Sorry if that sounds like over simplification but
> > where in these financially based commandments does the spirit of
> > partnership between the record industry, radio and radio's audience
> > lie?
> >
> > We pay. We pay BMI and ASCAP in what are fair rates. We pay SoundScan
> > for the right to stream. That's fine. We should. That's fair.  I guess
> > the music industry feels they've been screwed since the 1920's by the
> > laws which governed broadcast royalties and now they're able to exact
> > their revenge by gouging the web streamers. The recording issue is
> > b.s. People have been recording music off of the radio since Duke
> > Ellington played the Cotton Club. The quality of that recording
> > changes with advances in technology yet web stream signals are not
> > direct digital transfers to a hard drive: the streams sound o.k. but
> > are certainly not CD quality sound, in other words are providing an
> > auditioning service not an end use service. And even if they did how
> > many people in an general audience are going to take the time and
> > invest in the equipment to catch a stream, format it and burn it into
> > replayable discs? Far fewer than the number of people who will listen
> > for it's own pleasure. And far fewer than the potential consumer base
> > reached by radio. See the foot, shoot the foot.
> >
> > How does one communicate with this body? I know there are people who
> > are in front of them making the case for Internet radio but since 1996
> > they've been completely ineffective in stopping these crass,
> > anti-intellectual rulings.
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>This Week's Sponsor: SUMMIT RECORDS
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>
>ON YOUR DESK THIS WEEK FROM SUMMIT RECORDS:
>
>TED HOWE ''Love Song'':  The third release from Ted invites the listener 
>into a jazz time capsule of love songs.  And as fans and critics alike 
>found with ''Ellington'' and ''Elton Exposed'', Howe's virtuosic piano 
>style and arrangements lead straight to surprise.
>
>Featuring the great jazz baritone Giacomo Gates and star of stage, screen 
>and television, Lainie Kazan on a couple of tunes, Ted Howe delivers a 
>beautiful recording of masterfully arranged standards (Arlen, Van Heusen, 
>Porter) and originals; a perfect mix of instrumentals and 
>vocals.  http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=477
>
>BOB FLORENCE LIMITED EDITION ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'':  Featuring 
>Peter Erskine, Carl Saunders and Scott Whitfield, this all-star big band 
>offers the listener what they have come to expect from the award-winning, 
>legendary bandleader Bob Florence - Sensitive yet powerful arrangements 
>with a HUGE sound that will put you on the edge of your seat.  Spectacular 
>outing!
>
>Includes ''Eternal Licks and Grooves'' commissioned by ASCAP and IAJE 
>honoring Count Basie and ''Appearing In Cleveland'' commissioned by the LA 
>Jazz Institute honoring Stan Kenton. 
>http://www.summitrecords.com/product.tmpl?SKU=478
>
>Radio and print media promotion by Dr. Jazz, 800-955-4375, drjazz at drjazz.com
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