Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups

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To: Patrick Shirkey <pshirkey@...>
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Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 2:01 pm

Patrick Shirkey wrote:

> I'll go even further than that. In many cases these days music is

There was a Roman emperor - Calligula - who spoke the historic words:"
Give the people bread and games (and let us ,the elite, do what we
want." So nothing has changed.
The pulp and garbage which is pushed as "music" makes the listeners into
11-year old imbeciles whose only goal is to slave for their money, give
it to the establishment and get - apparently enslaving - rubbish back.

I'm a performing jazz musician now and was an IT consultant before (I am
retired). What I earned then in half a day a never get in a set of gigs
in a week. The hours spent in rehearsing, arranging, etc. are of course
never paid. But, as many say: "it's your own choice" and that is right.
I can not exist one day without playing the piano and when people want
to pay to listen to me, that's OK . I play for myself and thankfully
don't need it for my daily bread and butter.
However, the company who will pay thousands of Euro's (I'm from the
Netherlands) for me as IT-consultant to change some small and often
insignificant business aspect in his organisation will not pay more than
€ 300,- for a 3 hour gig with a quartet (including travel etc. and
including tax).

All talk in this thread about copyright and laws etc. is only
interesting for those who publish their work (either as CD or as
downloadable tracks) but I never have these problems as we only play
originals or standards in our own arrangements and if anybody want to
play it, they're wellcome and I'll even give them the arrangements if
they want.
We play sometimes for the local radio. They transmit it and anybody can
record it and burn in to a CD. Is that an infringement on my rights? No,
as I have given that to the station.

In my opinion in Jazz and classical music, this problem is negligible,
at least in my network (mostly performing classical and jazz musicians).
I have however no idea how this is in music I never listen to. But I
assume that I'm of a much older generation.
Joep

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Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Philipp Überbacher, (Mon Jun 28, 10:17 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Tue Jun 29, 7:50 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Tue Jun 29, 11:46 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 1, 12:07 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Kevin Cosgrove, (Wed Jun 30, 10:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 1, 12:53 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Fri Jul 2, 12:52 am)
[LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Gordon JC Pearce, (Fri Jul 16, 7:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Mark Knecht, (Fri Jul 16, 11:30 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Louigi Verona, (Sat Jul 17, 7:44 am)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., hermann, (Fri Jul 16, 8:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Gwenhwyfaer, (Fri Jul 16, 9:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., James Stone, (Sat Jul 17, 10:14 am)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Gwenhwyfaer, (Mon Jul 19, 5:12 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Patrick Shirkey, (Sat Jul 17, 12:09 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Folderol, (Sat Jul 17, 12:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] So long, and thanks for all the fish., Folderol, (Fri Jul 16, 7:40 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Bob van der Poel, (Thu Jul 15, 11:11 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Pedro Lopez-Cabanillas, (Fri Jul 16, 11:36 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 1, 12:59 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Joep L. Blom, (Thu Jul 1, 2:01 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Jun 30, 1:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Philipp Überbacher, (Wed Jun 30, 4:44 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Gabriel M. Beddingfield, (Wed Jun 30, 2:48 pm)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Thu Jul 1, 12:12 am)
Re: [LAU] ASCAP Assails Free-Culture, Digital-Rights Groups, Patrick Shirkey, (Fri Jul 2, 12:50 am)