Yeah, I'm a self supporting visual artist. I honestly don't give a fuck if my work is monetized by others, but I'll admit I was kinda pissed that O'Reilly Media wouldn't consider a CC license when they published my book.
How about you... do you actually create stuff, or are you just one of those armchair quarterbacks the arts community tends to attract on the periphery?
Gonna need to see a citation on that 'original definition of marriage' thing, Sparky. One that isn't predicated on accepting christianity as the one true belief, because while such may be the case for you, it isn't for a substantially larger percentage of humanity.
And it's still bible thumping, despite the pedantry you choose to sheath it in.
You've never actually played a live gig, have you Sparky?
The reason I suggest this is because every other working musician in North America is fully aware of the competition live bands face in terms of getting stage time in local venues. You keep whinging about citation... if you're a professional musician, you'd have at least a working knowledge of how PRO performance licensing works, because that shit has a direct impact on your bottom line. Surely as a songwriter you're a member of a PRO; didn't you read the 'About Us' FAQs when you signed up with them?
Honestly, you give every indication of not actually knowing a single thing about being a working musician; you certainly don't know enough about performing rights organizations to be considered professional, and your grasp of the competitive forces at work regarding stage time in local venues is tenuous to non-existent.
You're not one of those DAW 'producer' convinced that that the only reason their sick beatz, tired melodies and baby chord changes haven't lined their pockets is because world + dog is 'stealing' from them are you?
I've played in bars longer than you've been alive.
I've been the booker at clubs, I've done entertainment budgets line item by line item, including the licensing fees. I've hosted open mics and jam nights, I've promoted and participated in Battles of the Bands.
I know the 'regional live music business' as well as any lifer knows it.
If you don't believe me, push yourself away from the DAW and get out to the bars and talk to the club managers in your market.