This is not about protecting artists, it is a great business model.
These rights organisations have absolutely nothing to do with protecting the interests of artists, but they are savvy businessmen with a revenue stream to protect. The only fools are the artists who allow their works to be locked by these guys.
Nice job if you can get, you are answerable to no-one and have a revenue stream protected by law with no corresponding duties to fulfill.
Where do I sign up for that gig?
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