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Whenever the issue of songwriting royalties arises, the most common reaction is “Wait a second – the federal government sets music royalty rates?” Yes – sad, but true. Trump Signs Sweeping New Music Licensing Legislation: “The bipartisan act addresses music licensing and royalty legislation, among other issues related to music rights….. “The legislation includes a…

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Government damages and destroys everything it touches. Things afflicted with any sort of government – warp and wither. At the very least, they are hampered from better bettering their situations. The federal government is a $4-trillion-a-year nightmare mess. The Barack Obama Administration spent eight years endlessly expanding government – time and again to our national…

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When the government grants a monopoly, it shouldn’t surprise the monopoly that strings come attached. The music business is exactly such a monopoly. For more than 75 years, entities called Performance Rights Organizations – two of which, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) together control about 90…