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October 6, 2014:
The DASH Issue
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Gary Shapiro





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Artists Should be Thanking Radio



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(6/13/2014 3:31:13 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content


Thank you for a correct picture!

Thank you for correctly detailing the situation and clearing through the muddle and the noise.

Very well stated!!!

- Tony Coloff
(6/13/2014 12:47:39 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Since the whole notion of "performance fee's" is based on paying those who performed on songs, as opposed to just those who 'wrote' them, perhaps a different way of looking at the equation is to acknowledge that Ringo's drumming and George's licks are just as essential to the songs as John and Paul's lyrics are. Perhaps they should be sharing in the 'writing' revenue as opposed to trying to create an entirely new revenue stream. If Levon Helm were still alive I'm quite sure he would share in this sentiment. Read his autobigraphy for more.
- Brew Michaels
(6/13/2014 12:25:01 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Relative to the actual number of selections of music being produced and compared to the number of cuts radio actually programs, the argument is extraordinarily weak.

Radio makes arbitrary decisions on what constitutes "Hits" and programs those tunes - for its own benefit! That these artists prosper from the exposure is only a cause/effect scenario and is, in no way, an indication of radio's altruism. No kissy-face is expected or required.

- Ronald
(6/13/2014 9:29:39 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
One of the BEST articles I have read on this whole situation. You need to be speaking this before Congress to make radio's case. Well said!
- Chris Pollard
(6/13/2014 5:39:10 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
A very clear argument....Maybe the NAB should have you appear as an advocate?
- Joe Bilotta


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