I had to laugh when I saw the latest ongoing dig between the Music First Coalition and the NAB. When the Music First group issues a press release mocking the NAB, it reprinted the lyrics from the Beatles song We Can Work it Out without any attribution to the rights holder or author.
It was a non-commercial use, so it’s not the worst possible offense. Still, for a group so focused on rights and royalties, you think someone would have thought it through.
I first heard about it in a press release from the NAB.
Is this debate coming down to finger-wagging and “Oh yeah?” arguments?
It’s obviously a polarized issue. Terrestrial stations don’t want to pay. I recognize the symbiotic relationship there. As a musician, I also side with the performers: Compensate them for their work.
I look forward to the final resolution.