Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.

Re: Dead Dead web sites

Author:Will Cate
Posted:5/12/1999; 11:55:37 AM
Topic:Dead Dead web sites
Msg #:6120 (In response to 6114)
Prev/Next:6119 / 6121

My understanding is that the "licensing issues" of were mainly that he was either unable, or unwilling, to pay BMI the licensing fees due for netcasting commercial Dead recordings (which he definitely was doing).

All U.S. pop music licensing is handled by either BMI or ASCAP. Radio stations pay annual fees to these companies based on a snapshot-sample of their music logs, and the stations' market sizes; netcasters who stream music 24x7 must do essentially the same thing.

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