I'm confused. Why is that? And who would they pay the fee to? If the musicians are not part of a record company's stable and the musicians have released the music for free play what fees would there be?
jupiterkansas:"hmmm... maybe these stations will start playing some non-RIAA music and make it popular for a change?"
You got that right. There are a lot of excellent independent artists that would love the exposure. They just don't fit into the music producers' idea of what the public should want.
Anonymous Coward:"I'm not saying they don't deserve it, just that the police waste resources overreacting to minor things. I've seen Cop episode from other countries and they don't nearly overreact like the cops do in the U.S."
??? This was in Sicily.