Mudcat Café message #209241 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20110   Message #209241
Posted By: pastorpest
09-Apr-00 - 01:01 PM
Thread Name: Only in Canada eh? Pity!
Subject: RE: Only in Canada eh? Pity!
We are on to important issues here. I know small business people who are committed to folk and independent artists who play CDs in their stores and work places. Now I am sure not going to name them! How do we improve the system? How do we make it possible for supporters of independent artists to play the music and let people know about it and at the same time respect the creations of the artists and see to it that they are paid for what they do? Our folk club at open mikes plays the CDs, before, after and at breaks, of artists who are doing up coming concerts. Some how we should be able to list the situations for this one up to and including the small shop keepers committed to the cause for exemption from fees, especially when those business people are selling tickets for the club concerts as a favour.