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Drabbles: Music

English: An audio cassette tape.
English: An audio cassette tape. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


It was only the last thirty-five seconds, but after four barren years that was enough. She sat there in her banged-up car, and as his familiar voice wrapped itself around her she felt like he was her Jimmy Stewart, wrapping her, wet and shivering, in a blanket after finding her in the San Francisco Bay. She hadn’t realized how tense and nervous she had been until the blank, blissful calm she felt upon listening to him again had enveloped her. Her mind was a shaken Etch-A-Sketch, ready for him to mark out the boundaries of again. Continue reading

Radio & Royalties: An Edgy Argument For The Status Quo


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There’s been a lot of talk lately about performance royalties in terms of radio. The current set up is that webradio has to pay both songwriter and performance royalties, where terrestrial radio only has to pay songwriter royalties via ASCAP, BMI and SESAC licenses. Groups are lobbying Congress to change the rules — in some cases to remove the performance royalty requirement from webradio, and others to add the performance royalty to terrestrial radio.


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