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    Advice
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    Sometimes you just have to lighten it all up and have a few chuckles. πŸ˜€

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    Art Munson
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    Happy New Year to Art and ALL!!

    Thanks LAwriter, same to you and an optimistic 2020. Then again,I’m always the “infernal” optimist!

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    MichaelL
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    MichaelL will be nominated to take Judge Judy’s place when she retires.

    Actually, she’s not retiring. I have it on good authority that she’s going to be part of Mike Bloomberg’s Cabinet, unless he nominates her to replace RBG.
    πŸ˜€

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    Art Munson
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    MLR will go IPO and those of us who got in early will get stock options and make tons of money.

    Ah, my favorite one so far! Hopefully before the train arrives πŸ™‚

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    Art Munson
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    Love this thread!

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    cyberk91
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    Glad I made everyone’s day ….I’m actually sittin here drinking JD typing to you all youtz and cuttin alts….ha ha life is good…..Happy New and may you all have a prosperous year…peace out πŸ˜€ VB Strong

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    BEATSLINGER
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    I have a couple of predictions in 2020

    1) Punk Bands will be getting a TON of Placements.
    2) Scripps & Discovery will be in The Library Business
    3) Little Teenage Girls on IPad’s will Dominate The EDM & Trap Markets.

    Also, I have a feeling that Women DJ’s will be a MAJOR Force too!!

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    Kubed
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    Happy New Year to all of you guys!

    I’m really terrible at predictions though so, i’ll just keep working on my music πŸ™‚

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    Music1234
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    Jared Left JP. Now that is change.
    – The PRO’s need to morph into a government agency called “The Department of Music Royalty Distribution”. If any TV network can simply avoid paying ASCAP, BMI, and SESAC annual license fees to broadcast PRO Registered music, I’m afraid every TV network will follow suit. The PRO’s better get their shat together soon, and take some serious action. Composers will continue to undercut each other until we hit fractions of cents to rent a piece of production music.

    Anyway, I am grateful for the run I had this past decade, but I can not get on the optimism ship for this next decade.This Discovery direct license issue foreshadows a bleak future for music royalty collections. I mean, I log into TUNESAT every day and hear my catalog getting pillaged every day…literally DOZENS of detections of air plays, literally EVERY DAY, that will never pay me, not even a fraction of a cent. This is not right. It’s overt theft, but it is a reality. My music airs on dozens of shows daily on DIY, HGTV, GAC, Travel Channel, Food Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, BTN, etc…. and I do not get paid. How is this legally possible? Someone (other than me) is profiting from the on air usage of my music. It makes me sick.

    #34004 Reply
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    This is getting off topic and should probably go on it’s own thread but the subject of direct licensing came up.
    Here is a little history: https://futureofmusic.org/article/fact-sheet/ascap-bmi-consent-decrees
    Originally, direct licensing was created to benefit composers by not letting ASCAP/BMI have a monopoly. Obviously back then no one could foreshadow how it would come to be used decades later. Now TV production companies have figured out how to use this to their advantage and too many music libraries were willing to go along with it. Here in the US, we definitely need our representatives to step in and revise the consent decree/direct license laws. Sadly, getting someone in Congress to even understand what this is about is pretty tough. And we’re certainly not high on their priority list. It’s not like we’re farmers or rust belt factory workers that are large voting blocks. But we need to all be vocal and keep writing our representatives. Finding your reps, if you don’t know who they are is easy on the web. And they all have websites from which you can email them. We all spend a ton of time writing on forums. We certainly have the time to write our reps. I did it when the Discovery thing first became known and will keep doing it.

    Best wishes for 2020!

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