the bill, which passed the House and Senate
"This seems like an odd story for some of you
people to try to make political points with. When is the last time anything
passed both legislative bodies unanimously? That means Nancy Pelosi, Maxine
Waters, Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker all voted for it.
Song writers have always gotten hosed. They do the work and someone else gets
the glory.Streaming has not helped this out.Think of it
in these terms.You invent something. You work for a big company so
your invention is taken over by your company due to your employment contract
that says anything you invent belongs to the company.They continue
to pay you your normal salary but they make billions off of your invention. You
basically get either nothing or a small atta-boy payment.That is
what happens to song writers.I Am LDS 2, your remarks are just plain
wrong. It's not about government overreach, nor is it about free markets.
The free market has screwed these people.Hatch isn't a RINO
either. IF you look, you will see extensive support from both sides of the
The Beattles said it best : Come together...
What? A "conservative" supporting gubmint regulations, overreach,
meddling in individual lives, overriding "states rights", yada yada?!What about free markets? Liberty? Freedom of expression?Is
this Hatch being hypocritical again? Is he really a RINO?
"Back Talk - Federal Way, WAOct. 11, 2018 3:56 p.m.Would have
liked them to include a law forcing movie companys to provide filtering of their
movies or allow other companies to filter them."Riight, Comrade.
@Prometheus Platypus:Actually, no, this legislation is squarely
targeted not at the rich and famous, but the tens of thousands of outstanding
songwriters who have quit creating because they could not make a living at it.
The movement from records and CD's to online streaming killed
royalties for songwriters, which is what this legislation is working to turn
Would have liked them to include a law forcing movie companys to provide
filtering of their movies or allow other companies to filter them.I
hope this move comes next.
Rightasrain is right about having to tour constantly because that's the
only way to make money if your the band, the record producers are the ones who
own the rights to the recorded music and only pay pennies to the band for sales
made.Trouble is pandora, itunes etc. pay the owners of the music,
the producers, so the artists still make little from these platforms.
Why do we need the government to dictate how much songwriters are paid?
Shouldn't the free market be able to sort this out?Perhaps the
songwriters can follow Ayn Rand's advice, and go on strike?
Maybe Orrin Hatch and Kid Rock can do a duet together. Call themselves Kid Hatch
or Rock Hatch or something.
thebig1 - Salt Lake City, UT"Songwriters should be paid more but
prepare for the price of Pandora , Apple Music etc to go thru the roof."If that indeed happens then we will all go back to purchasing music. Why
should Apple or Pandora be allowed to use the music without compensating the
creator/performer of the music appropriately. I have a friend who plays with a
really popular band. He tells me that the only way they make cash is to continue
touring and merchandising. The money they make off of music sales is minimal in
comparison. This legislation should inspire a whole new generation
of song writers and performers who will be able to get paid fairly for their
Hatch also used the occasion to praise Trump, saying, "you're making a
real helluva difference in this country, it’s a good difference."Yes, music rights are a huge problem in all our lives, glad he could do
something for the rich and famous.
Songwriters should be paid more but prepare for the price of Pandora , Apple
Music etc to go thru the roof.