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  • Jan 22nd, 2013 @ 12:48pm

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    I live in Seattle and live music is not played in any coffee shops, small bars etc. because of the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension act. If a coffee shop advertises live music they immediately receive a letter from local lawyers indicating that a fee must be paid to BMI for having live music.

    THIS IS THE CASE EVEN WHEN A VENUE IS ONLY HOSTING NON BMI TALENT.

    It's a disaster for local singer songwriters that venues are being intimidated this way, thus the music scene is dead here. We don't know how to fight this. Will repealing Sopa/pipa solve this problem? Does anyone know of a petition to repeal the Sonny Bono Act?

  • Jan 22nd, 2013 @ 12:47pm

    (untitled comment)

    I live in Seattle and live music is not played in any coffee shops, small bars etc. because of the Sonny Bono Copyright Extension act. If a coffee shop advertises live music they immediately receive a letter from local lawyers indicating that a fee must be paid to BMI for having live music.

    THIS IS THE CASE EVEN WHEN A VENUE IS ONLY HOSTING NON BMI TALENT.

    It's a disaster for local singer songwriters that venues are being intimidated this way, thus the music scene is dead here. We don't know how to fight this. Will repealing Sopa/pipa solve this problem? Does anyone know of a petition to repeal the Sonny Bono Act