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(3/29/2013 9:36:59 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
I'm sure there are lots of reasons why Dionne Warwick had to file bankruptcy, and artists royalties would not have stopped it. How often does any station play a Dionne Warwick song? Maybe one station in a hundred plays one song a week. Any royalty she would get from that is less than a drop in her financial ocean. Sheryl Crow's argument is idiotic.
- Terry Etter
(3/29/2013 7:56:01 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ronald Im going to disagree with you on this one. If I'm required to pay artists fees, I will do that, but then I should be able to charge the artists for my airtime. Here in the states that's called payola and is illegal. I don't know what Canadian stations have to pay in fees but I'm sure its a large amount. And by the way, at least for my small station, music is just filler for our next community segment. I guess if I have to pay extra, I will go all talk and the heck with the music.
- Brian
(3/29/2013 7:03:48 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The lack of appreciation shown here is appalling. Up-and-coming artists beg the Radio industry to spin their tracks for FREE in exchange for the publicity (and sales) that the Radio industry generates.

But after success, a few artists want to blame Radio--like it's somehow our fault they can't manage their money.

Perhaps we should create a contract between the Radio industry and artists on a going-forward basis that lays out, in writing, the quid pro quo that obviously exists between the Radio industry and the artists. That way the artists can't come back to blame us in the Radio industry for their financial failings.

I don't mean this to be personal. But c'mon, Dionne Warwick last had a successful single in 1987 with "Love Power." Maybe the fact that she hasn't had a successful single in 26 years might have something (just something?) to do with her current bankruptcy?

Jeff Andrulonis
Colonial Media and Entertainment
Olean, NY / Bradford, PA

- Jeff Andrulonis
(3/29/2013 6:07:00 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
And we should have to bail her out because of bad management decisions?
The radio industry pays enough in licensing fees for the writers. We should not be paying artists when their songs are played. It's called FREE PROMOTION!

- Dave
(3/28/2013 9:07:04 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Sheryl Crow needs to "Shut Up & Sing"!
- Michael Oppenheimer
(3/28/2013 8:49:06 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
She's right, of course. And yet music radio whines and snivels about the minimal fees they pay now.

This is particularly the case when factored in is the reality that music radio claims the tunes are their main product.

- Ronald T. Robinson

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